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Coordinates: 48°53′N 12°34′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

Straubing
Coat of arms of Straubing Location of Straubing in Germany
 
Federal state Bavaria
Administrative region Niederbayern
District urban district
Population 44,473 NA (2003)
Area 67.58 km²
Population density 658/km²
Elevation 322 m
Coordinates 48°53′ N 12°34′ E
Postal code 94301-94315
Area code 09421
Licence plate code SR
Mayor Reinhold Perlak (SPD)
Website straubing.de

Straubing is an independent city in Niederbayern. It is seat of the district Straubing-Bogen. Annually in August the Gäubodenvolksfest, the second largest folk celebration in Bavaria, is held. Image File history File links Coat of Arms of Straubing from DE Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Map of Straubing from DE-wiki. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the east of Bavaria. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... This is a list of urban districts in Germany. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... See Cartesian coordinate system or Coordinates (elementary mathematics) for a more elementary introduction to this topic. ... German Postleitzahl map of the first two digits Postal codes in Germany, known as Postleitzahl (pl. ... see also Telephone numbering plan of Germany for further codes including service numbers, cell phones etc. ... German car number plates show the place where the car carrying them is registered. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with SPD (disambiguation). ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... Niederbayern (Lower Bavaria) is one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, Germany, located in the east of Bavaria. ... There are 439 German districts (Kreise), administrative units in Germany. ... Straubing-Bogen is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... The Gäubodenvolksfest in Straubing is the second largest genuine folk festival in Bavaria, Germany after the Munich Oktoberfest. ... Folk Music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the common people. ...


The city is located on the Danube forming the centre of the Gäuboden. The Danube bend at Visegrád is a popular destination of tourists The Danube (ancient Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ...


The city has been twinned with Tuam, Ireland for many years. Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept where towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Tuam (Tuaim in Irish) is a small town in County Galway in the Republic of Ireland. ...

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History

Straubing was founded as a city by Louis I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria in the year 1218 and became the capital of Bavaria-Straubing under the dukes of Bavaria-Straubing-Holland under Duke William I when Bavaria was divided among the sons of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor in 1349. In 1429 Straubing passed to Ernest, Duke of Bavaria-Munich, who ordered to murder Agnes Bernauer in Straubing. Duke Louis I of Bavaria (German: Ludwig I der Kelheimer, Herzog von Bayern, Pfalzgraf bei Rhein) was born 23 December 1173 in Kelheim and died 15 September 1231 in Kelheim. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Holland is a region in the central-western part of the Netherlands. ... William (May 12, 1330 Frankfurt am Main– April 15, 1388, Quesnoy) , was the son of the emperor Louis IV the Bavarian and Margaret of Holland and Hainaut. ... Louis IV of Bavaria (also known as Ludwig the Bavarian) of the House of Wittelsbach (born 1282) was duke of Bavaria from 1294/1301 together with his brother Rudolf I, also count of the Palatinate until 1329 and, German king since 1314 and crowned as Holy Roman Emperor in 1328. ... // Events January 9 - The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland is rounded up and incinerated, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing bubonic plague. ... Events January 10 - Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, founds the European Order of the Golden Fleece February 12 - Battle of Rouvray (or of the Herrings). English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the Earl of Suffolks army at Orleans from attack by... Duke Ernest of Bavaria-Munich (* 1373 in Munich; † 2. ... Munich (German: München, (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. ...


Louis I Wittelsbach founded the New City. This Part of Straubing is nowadays called the "Altstadt" (Old Town), but this is historical not correct. The historical origin of the City is at the area of the Church St. Peter (built in the 9. century. With the grave of Agnes Bernauer, a historical graveyard and some chapels), about two km eastern of the new City. This new City is nowadays the Centre of Straubing with many Shops, Offices, Restaurants and a pedestrian area. Most buildings there still have medieval style. The Nightlife of Straubing, with many pubs and discotheques, is concentrated in this area.


Straubing also has many industrial areas and a port at the river Danube with access to the "Rhein-Main-Donau-Kanal" (Rhine-main-danube-canal), a connection from the North Sea to the Black Sea. It is the centre of the Bavarian hightech offensive in biotechnology. The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Map of the Black Sea. ...


Culture and Places of Interest

  • Straubinger Frühlingsfest (annual)
  • Gäubodenvolksfest and Ostbayernschau (annual)
  • Museum containing Roman artifacts.
  • Agnes-Bernauer-Festspiele - a historical play to remind of the murdered Agnes Bernauer
  • Straubinger Zoo
  • A Jazz festival - Jazz an der Donau (annual)

The Gäubodenvolksfest in Straubing is the second largest genuine folk festival in Bavaria, Germany after the Munich Oktoberfest. ... The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ...

Buildings

  • City tower
  • Herzogsschloss
  • Romanesque Church of St. Peter
  • Basilica of St. Jacob

Interior of the Saint-Saturnin church St-Sernin basilica, Toulouse, 1080 – 1120: elevation of the east end Romanesque sculpture, cloister of St. ...

Historical residents


Agnes is a solitaire card game which is a variant of the very popular game Klondike. ... Joseph von Fraunhofer Joseph von Fraunhofer (March 6, 1787 – June 7, 1826) was a German physicist. ... Emanuel Schikaneder (September 9, 1751, Straubing - September 21, 1812, Vienna), born Johann Joseph Schikaneder, was mostly famous for his collaboration as a librettist with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on popular operas such as Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). ... The Poor Poet, 1839. ...

Cities and rural districts in the
Free State of Bavaria in Germany

Cities Image File history File links Flag_of_Bavaria_(lozengy). ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ...

Amberg | Ansbach | Aschaffenburg | Augsburg | Bamberg | Bayreuth | Coburg | Erlangen | Fürth | Hof | Ingolstadt | Kaufbeuren | Kempten | Landshut | Memmingen | München (Munich) | Nürnberg (Nuremberg) | Passau | Regensburg | Rosenheim | Schwabach | Schweinfurt | Straubing | Weiden in der Oberpfalz | Würzburg Map of Germany showing Amberg (currently incorrect) Amberg is a city in Bavaria, Germany. ... Ansbach, or Anspach, originally Onolzbach, is a town in Bavaria, Germany. ... Aschaffenburg is a city in Bavaria, Germany. ... Augsburg is a city in south-central Germany. ... Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bayreuth is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, on the Red Main river in a valley between the Frankish Alb and the Fichtelgebirge. ... Coburg is a city located on the Itz River in Bavaria, Central-West Germany. ... Erlangen around 1915 Erlangen is a German city in Middle Franconia. ... South part of the city, seen from the Alte Veste (Zirndorf), 2004 The city of Fürth is located in northern Bavaria, Germany in the district of Middle Franconia. ... Hof is a city located on the banks of the Saale in the northeastern corner of the German state of Bavaria, in the Franconia region, hard by the Czech border and the forested Fichtelgebirge upland region. ... Ingolstadt is a city in the Federal State of Bavaria, Germany. ... Kaufbeuren is an independent city in the Regierungsbezirk of Schwaben, southern Bavaria. ... Kempten is the capital of Allgäu, a region in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany. ... Landshut is a city in Bavaria, Germany, the capital of the Niederbayern region. ... Memmingen is a town in the Bavarian administrative region Swabia in Germany. ... Munich (German: München, (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. ... Nuremberg (German: Nürnberg) is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. ... Old Town of Passau Passau (Latin: Batavia) is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as Dreiflüssestadt (the City of three rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the... Regensburg (English formerly Ratisbon, Latin Ratisbona) is a city (population 129,175 in 2005) in Bavaria, south-east Germany, located at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers, at the northernmost bend in the Danube. ... Rosenheim is a town in Bavaria (Germany) on the river Inn, at 47°51′ N 12°8′ E. It is seat of administration of the district of Rosenheim, but is not a part of it. ... Schwabach is a German city of about 40,000 inhabitants near Nuremberg in the middle of the Franconia district of Bavaria. ... Schweinfurt is a city in the Unterfranken region of Bavaria in Germany on the right bank of the canalized Main, which is here spanned by several bridges, 27 km North-East of Würzburg. ... Weiden in der Oberpfalz (official name: Weiden i. ... Würzburg is a city in the region of Franconia which lies in the northern tip of Bavaria, Germany. ...

Rural
districts

Aichach-Friedberg | Altötting | Amberg-Sulzbach | Ansbach (district) | Aschaffenburg | Augsburg | Bad Kissingen
Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen | Bamberg | Bayreuth | Berchtesgadener Land | Cham | Coburg | Dachau | Deggendorf | Dillingen
Dingolfing-Landau | Donau-Ries | Ebersberg | Eichstätt | Erding | Erlangen-Höchstadt | Forchheim | Freising | Freyung-Grafenau
Fürstenfeldbruck | Fürth | Garmisch-Partenkirchen | Günzburg | Haßberge | Hof | Kelheim | Kitzingen | Kronach | Kulmbach
Landsberg | Landshut | Lichtenfels | Lindau | Main-Spessart | Miesbach | Miltenberg | Mühldorf | München (Munich)
Neuburg-Schrobenhausen | Neumarkt | Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim | Neustadt (Waldnaab) | Neu-Ulm | Nürnberger Land
Oberallgäu | Ostallgäu | Passau | Pfaffenhofen | Regen | Regensburg (district) | Rhön-Grabfeld | Rosenheim (district) | Roth
Rottal-Inn | Schwandorf | Schweinfurt | Starnberg | Straubing-Bogen | Tirschenreuth | Traunstein
Unterallgäu | Weilheim-Schongau | Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen | Wunsiedel | Würzburg Aichach_Friedberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Altötting is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Amberg_Sulzbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Ansbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Aschaffenburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Augsburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bad Kissingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bamberg Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Bayreuth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Berchtesgadener Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Cham is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Coburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Dachau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Deggendorf is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Dillingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Dingolfing-Landau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Donau-Ries is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Ebersberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Eichstätt is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Erding is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Erlangen-Höchstadt is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Forchheim is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Freising is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Freyung-Grafenau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Fürstenfeldbruck is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Fürth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Günzburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Haßberge is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Hof is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kelheim is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kitzingen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kronach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Kulmbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Landsberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Landshut is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Lichtenfels is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Lindau is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Main-Spessart is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Miesbach is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Miltenberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Mühldorf is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Munich (German München) is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neuburg-Schrobenhausen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neumarkt is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neustadt (Aisch)-Bad Windsheim is a district in Panda Stripe Village, Germany. ... Neustadt (Waldnaab) is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Neu-Ulm is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Nürnberger Land is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Oberallgäu is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Ostallgäu is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Passau is a district (Kreis) in the southeast of Bavaria. ... Pfaffenhofen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Regen is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Regensburg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Rhön-Grabfeld is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Rosenheim is a Kreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. ... Roth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ... Rottal-Inn is a Kreis (district) in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Schwandorf is a Kreis (district) in the east part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Schweinfurt is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Starnberg is a Kreis (district) in the southern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Straubing-Bogen is a Kreis (district) in the eastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Tirschenreuth is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Traunstein is a Kreis (district) in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Unterallgäu is a Kreis (district) in the southwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Weilheim-Schongau is a Kreis (district) in the south of Bavaria, Germany. ... Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen is a Kreis (district) in the west of Bavaria, Germany. ... Wunsiedel is a Kreis (district) in the northeastern part of Bavaria, Germany. ... Würzburg is a Kreis (district) in the northwestern part of Bavaria, Germany. ...


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