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    Walking time 

    Pirmasens has 806 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 25 days. And, when you need to get home there are 111 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Pirmasens.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Pirmasens has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Pirmasens has more than 26,608 street lamps, which use 1.3 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.3 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.5% of Pirmasens’s total area, 61 square kilometers. That means each of Pirmasens’s 40,101 residents has an average of 8.3 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Pirmasens want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 55 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 330 m long.


    More than 33 sights and monuments, and far more than 111 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Pirmasens. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Pirmasens offers more than 8 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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