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Hilpoltstein is a Main-Danube Canal cruise port in Bavaria, Germany. The town is llocated near lake Rothsee, approx 30 km (19 ml) south of Nuremberg. The town covers a total area of 91 km2 (35 ml2) and has population around 14,000.
- Town's origins (and the Hilpoltstein Castle) date back to the 10th century. It became part of Bavaria state in 1799.
- Among the main tourist attractions are the Rathaus (town hall), town wall's remains, the church St Johannes, the Jahrsdorfer House, the Schwarzes Ross guest house (with historic brewery and museum dedicated to the town's history and handcrafts).
- The list of major annual festive events includes: live concert of the local brass band (held in April), Medieval festival with knights tournament (held in May), Challenge Roth (worlds largest ultra-distance triathlon / held in July), Kite festival (September's last weekend), Burgfest (folk fair, medieval pageant, beer tent, flea market, fireworks / during August's first weekend), Christmas Market (Advent's first weekend / late November or early December).