Formerly, dating from the time of the Huguenots, the city was a centre for the production of gloves, hats, and drapery. Modern industry includes the manufacture of electromedical apparatuses and computers, as well as computer software products.
The city is also a centre of research, tied to the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (founded in 1742 at Bayreuth and moved to Erlangen in 1743). Erlangen has a port on the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal.
The city is divided into an Altstadt (“Old Town”) and a Neustadt (“New Town”), Christian Erlang. Notable buildings include the town hall (1731) and the former palace (1700–04) of the margraves of Kulmbach-Bayreuth, now the main building of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Pop. (2003 est.) 102,449
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Loved this city. I was stationed here for over 4 years.
JEFF SMITH,ERLANGEN 1974 CONTACT ME. SUSAN THOMPSON CHENEY.
I just wonder what happened to a young lady who worked for AFEES 1962-65 by the name of Gerlinde A. Worth.
Was my girlfriend while stationed at Ferris Barracks with Bravo Co. 3/51st Inf. 4th AD. Had a baby with her but I marched to Vietnam. Went back 1970 but never found her. Sad Story
Spent time there as a military child and then again in 90’s as a soldier. the changes then were remarkable I can just imagine now