Arzberg (About this sound ) is a town in the district of Wunsiedel, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 13 km west of Cheb and 10 km northeast of Marktredwitz.

Arzberg
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Arzberg
Coat of arms
Location of Arzberg within Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge district
Arzberg in WUN.svg
Arzberg is located in Germany
Arzberg
Arzberg
Arzberg is located in Bavaria
Arzberg
Arzberg
Coordinates: 50°4′N 12°11′E / 50.067°N 12.183°E / 50.067; 12.183Coordinates: 50°4′N 12°11′E / 50.067°N 12.183°E / 50.067; 12.183
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictWunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge
Government
 • MayorStefan Göcking (SPD)
Area
 • Total43.22 km2 (16.69 sq mi)
Elevation
481 m (1,578 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,152
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95659
Dialling codes09233
Vehicle registrationWUN
Websitewww.arzberg.de

HistoryEdit

19th centuryEdit

Porcelain was the driving force of the industrialisation in this region, since C. M. Hutschenreuther had discovered kaolin somewhat north of Arzberg and set up his production in Hohenberg an der Eger.

In 1838, Lorenz Christoph Äcker asked for the permission to establish a first Porcellain-Fabrique in Arzberg which changed hands some times until, in 1884, it was acquired by Carl Auvera (1856-1914), a grandson of C. M. Hutschenreuther, and finally by the C. M. Hutschenreuther AG, in 1919.

In 1876, Heinrich Schumann established the second one, inherited by his son Carl Schumann.

In 1887, Christoph Schumann (1864-1916), Heinrich's younger son, founded a third factory, which he already in 1891 sold to Theodor Lehmann.

 
Arzberg brewery
 
Arzberg market place

Sister cityEdit

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Johann Arzberger (1778-1835), technician and scientist
  • Ewald Drechsel (1926-1990), politician (SPD), mayor and member of parliament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  • Singer, Friedrich Wilhelm: Arzberger Bilderbuch, Arzberg 1974 (no ISBN)
  • Siemen, Wilhelm: 100 Jahre Porzellanfabrik Arzberg, 1887-1987, Schriften und Kataloge des Museums der deutschen Porzellanindustrie, vol. 9, Hohenberg an der Eger 1987 (no ISBN)

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