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Coordinates: 48°57′57″N 12°10′01″E / 48.96583°N 12.16694°E / 48.96583; 12.16694Coordinates: 48°57′57″N 12°10′01″E / 48.96583°N 12.16694°E / 48.96583; 12.16694
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Regensburg
  Mayor Alfons Lang (CSU)
  Total 24.82 km2 (9.58 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 8,153
  Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 93083
Dialling codes 09401
Vehicle registration R
Website www.obertraubling.de

Obertraubling is a municipality in Bavaria, Upper Palatinate (German: Oberpfalz), in the district of Regensburg.

Geographical Location

Obertraubling is located directly on the southend of the City of Regensburg, the capital of Upper Palatinate.

Community Population divided by subdivisions:

In 1972 the previously independent municipalities Niedertraubling, Gebelkofen and Oberhinkofen joined with Obertraubling and became one municipality.


Locally excavated stone axes and vessels dating back to 5000 BC suggest that Obertraubling has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Bronze Age burial mounds in the Neutraubling section dating back to 1,800 BC also indicate human habitation in this part of the Danube flood plain. A Roman farm was established here in the third century AD.

Obertraubling is first mentioned in an 817 AD document concerning a land swap. The name originates from the 11th century landowners, the 'Traublinger' noble family.

During the Second World War Obertraubling was used as an airbase and factory for the Messerschmitt aircraft manufacturing company.

Between the end of 1940 and April 23, 1945, the factory was able to house up to 2,750 slave laborers at a time.[2]

Between 20 February 1945 and 26 April 1945, inmates of Flossenbürg concentration camp were held there until forced into a 'death march' to Dachau concentration camp.[3]


Former and present Mayor:

Community Council 2014 till 2020:

Terms of election: every six years (May 2020).


Twin towns


  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). June 2016.
  2. (German) Helmut Halter: Stadt unterm Hakenkreuz, Universitätsverlag Regensburg 1994, S. 377
  3. (German) Heike Wolter et al.: Sterben und Überleben im KZ-Außenlager Obertraubling, edition riedenburg 2011
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