Bärnau is the oldest town in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Czech Republic, 25 km northeast of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, and 26 km southwest of Mariánské Lázně.

Bärnau
Coat of arms of Bärnau
Coat of arms
Location of Bärnau within Tirschenreuth district
Bärnau in TIR.svg
Bärnau is located in Germany
Bärnau
Bärnau
Bärnau is located in Bavaria
Bärnau
Bärnau
Coordinates: 49°48′37″N 12°26′10″E / 49.81028°N 12.43611°E / 49.81028; 12.43611Coordinates: 49°48′37″N 12°26′10″E / 49.81028°N 12.43611°E / 49.81028; 12.43611
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictTirschenreuth
Government
 • MayorAlfred Stier
Area
 • Total74.42 km2 (28.73 sq mi)
Elevation
615 m (2,018 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total3,153
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95671
Dialling codes09635
Vehicle registrationTIR
Websitewww.baernau.de

Culture and places of interestEdit

BuildingsEdit

  • German Button Museum
  • Grenzland Tower
  • Steinberg Church, baroque Wieskirche zum gegeißelten Heiland
  • Lime tree avenue to the Steinberg Church
  • Town centre and market place
  • Baroque St. Bartholomew's Church in Hohenthan
  • Baroque St. Michael's Church in Schwarzenbach
  • Castle in Thanhausen
  • Village chapel in Ellenfeld
  • Place of Meeting (Ort der Begegnung)
  • Festival stage and membrane roof in the abbey gardens
  • Bärnau-Tachov History Park

MusicEdit

  • Thanhausen Brass Band
  • Grenzlandboum Bärnau Town and Youth Band

SportEdit

  • Altglashütte woodland open-air pool
  • Bärnau swimming baths
  • TSV Bärnau football team
  • VfB Thanhausen football team
  • TC Bärnau tennis club
  • Silberhütte cross-country skiing centre
  • Bärnau Archery Club
  • KC Bärnau Bowling Club

EventsEdit

  • Biennial historic market spectaculum
  • German - Czech festival games

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.