ERLANGEN-HöCHSTADT is a Landkreis (district) in
* 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Coat of arms * 4 Towns and municipalities * 5 References * 6 External links
Waterwheel in the Regnitz near Möhrendorf.
The earliest extant documents are drawings from 1413 which show water wheels along the Regnitz . The first (1449–1450) and second (1552–1555) Margrave wars, Brandenburg versus Nuremberg, devastated the countryside.
In 1715 a lock was placed in the Regnitz river at Hemhofen. The highpoint of waterwheel usage was in the early 19th century when more than 190 were in use between Fuerth and Forchheim.
The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts
The main river is the
Regnitz , which runs through the city of
Erlangen. Lands west of the river are covered with several hundred
tiny lakes on both sides of the
Aisch . The
Aisch is an affluent of
the Regnitz, running from southwest to east. East of the river the
country is rising to the hills of the northern
COAT OF ARMS
The coat of arms displays:
* the lion of the clerical state of
TOWNS AND MUNICIPALITIES
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Erlangen-