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Amberg 376m, at the river Vils in the rural district Amberg Sulzbach in the administrative district Upper Palatinate in East Bavaria. Panoramic view onto the market square with the town hall in the historic oldtown.
In the native language of the webcam owner
Amberg 376m, an der Vils im Landkreis Amberg Sulzbach im Regierungsbezirk Oberpfalz in Ostbayern. Blick auf den Marktplatz mit Rathaus in der historischen Altstadt.
Amberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Oberpfalz ("Upper Palatinate"), roughly halfway between Regensburg and Bayreuth. Population: 44,456 (2006). History: The town was first mentioned in 1034, at that time under the name Ammenberg. It became an important trading centre in the Middle Ages, exporting mainly iron ore and iron products. In 1269 the town became together with Bamberg subordinate to the Wittelsbach dynasty that ruled Bavaria. In 1329 the town and the entire region of Oberpfalz fell to a branch line of the Wittelsbach family and was no longer part of the duchy of Bavaria. Although in geographic terms it was regarded as Bavarian and the region was part of the Bavarian circle in the organisation of the Imperial Circles. The rulers of the Palatinate were open-minded towards Protestantism. In the 16th century the town turned to Lutheranism, but attempts of the ruling family to introduce the more radical Calvinism failed due to the reluctance of its citizens. In ... Read more about Amberg on Wikipedia