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Seal
Map of Germany, Position of Freising indicated
Basic Data
Region: Bavaria
District: Upper Bavaria
County: Freising
Surface Area: 88.45 km²
Population: 47 803 (01/01/2004)
Population Density: 534 inhabitants per km²
Elevation: 448 m above Sea Level
Postal Code: 85354, 85356
Telephone Prefix: 08161
Geographic Coordinates: Latitude:48° 24' 03"
Longitude:11° 44' 38"
Licence Plate Code: FS
Gemeindekennzahl: 09178124
City Organization: 29 Districts
Municipal Address: Obere Hauptstraße 2,
85354 Freising
Website: www.freising.de
E-Mail-Address: stadt.freising@freising.de
Government
Mayor: Dieter Thalhammer (SPD)


Freising is a city in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the district Freising. Population 48,500. The city is located north of Munich at the Isar river, near the Franz Josef Strauß International Airport. Anyone who ever started or landed at the Munich airport has seen the city with its two famous hills, the cathedral hill with the bishop´s castle and the Weihenstephan hill with the oldest brewery of the world. Image File history File links Photograph of the seal of Freising (Germany) located on the city town hall File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Location of the city of Freising on map of Germany File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Free State of Bavaria (German: Bayern or Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Districts are a form of local government in several countries. ... Oberbayern (Upper Bavaria) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the south of Bavaria, around the city Munich. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... A postal code is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... Latitude, denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing curved lines of longitude Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... A mayor (from the Latin maÄ«or, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Social Democratic Party of Germany (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands in German) Serial Presence Detect of computer memory modules Categories: Disambiguation ... The Free State of Bavaria (German: Bayern or Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Freising is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ... The river Isar near Munich. ... Munich International Airport (IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM), officially named Franz Josef Strauss International Airport (German: Flughafen München-Franz-Josef-Strauß) is located 28 km northeast of Munich, Germany, and is a hub for Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner airlines. ... Weihenstephan is part of the city of Freising (48,500 inhabitants) north of Munich. ...

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Cultural significance

Freising is one of the oldest settlements in Bavaria gaining importance by becoming a major religious center of Bavaria in the early middle ages. It was and still is the center of an important diocese. Some important historical documents have been created from 900 to 1200 in its monastery. The Free State of Bavaria (German: Bayern or Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... The Free State of Bavaria (German: Bayern or Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Events Persian scientist, Rhazes, distinguished smallpox from measles in the course of his writings. ... Events University of Paris receives charter from Philip II of France Births Matthew Paris, English Benedictine monk and chronicler (approximate date). ...

The above and other scripts from that time can be found in the Bayrische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian state library) in Munich today. The Freising Manuscripts (also Freising Monuments; Slovene Brižinski spomeniki, German Freisinger Denkmäler, Latin Monumenta Frisingensia, Slovak Frizinské pamiatky) are the first Roman-script record of any Slavic language. ... The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the northern part of Asia. ... Otto of Freising (c. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ...


History

Even though archaeological finds show that the area was settled in the Bronze Age, no proof has been found yet to suggest a continuous settlement until the 8th century Frigisinga. Saint Corbinian settled at a shrine that already existed at Freising in 724. He was the forerunner of the diocese of Freising, established after his death by Saint Boniface; according to his vita by Arbeo ordered a bear to carry his luggage over the Alps. The saddled bear is still the symbol of the city, displayed in the coat of arms, though the seat of the diocese was moved to Munich in 1821. Freising remains seat of diocese administration until today. The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... (7th century — 8th century — 9th century — other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... Arms of Pope Benedict XVI, with Corbinians Bear. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Munich and Freising — known in the German language as Erzbistum München und Freising and in Latin as Archidioecesis Monacensis et Frisingensis — is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Bavaria, Germany. ... For the Roman general of this name, see Bonifacius. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


764-783 Bishop Arbeo founded a library and scriptorium at the Abbey. The settlement started to become a religious center. In 996 Freising received city rights from Emperor Otto III. After the foundation of Munich just 40 km south around 1150 Freising starts to lose its economic significance. 1159 construction of the cathedral at its current location. 1803 the Catholic Church loses most of its properties and rule over the city. Freising is now ruled by the kings of Bavaria. Events Empress Shotoku succeeds Emperor Junnin on the throne of Japan. ... Events Births Deaths July 12: Bertrada, wife of Pippin III Categories: 783 ... A Scriptorium was a room or building, usually within a Christian monastery where, during medieval times, manuscripts were written. ... Events March/April - Pope John XV dies before being being able to coronate Otto III, King of Germany as Holy Roman Emperor. ... Events Heiji Rebellion in Tunis is conquered by the Almohad caliphs. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Roman Catholic Church believes its founding was based on Jesus appointment of Saint Peter as the primary church leader, later Bishop of Rome. ...


Famous citizens

Otto of Freising (c. ...

External links

  • http://www.freising.de
  • http://www.weihenstephan.org/~dioemuse/
  • Bavarian state library
  • http://www.3klangev.de Society for Music, Theatre and Art in Freising

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Freising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
Freising is a city in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the district Freising.
Freising is one of the oldest settlements in Bavaria gaining importance by becoming a major religious center of Bavaria in the early middle ages.
The saddled bear is still the symbol of the city, displayed in the coat of arms, though the seat of the diocese was moved to Munich in 1821.
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