Flossenbürg, Bavaria

Flossenbürg (Northern Bavarian: Flossenbirch) is a municipality in the district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab in Bavaria in Germany. The state-approved leisure area is located in the Bavarian Forest and borders Bohemia (the Czech Republic) in the east. During World War II, the Flossenbürg concentration camp was located here.

Flossenbürg
04 Mai 2014 Flossenbürg 01.JPG
Coat of arms of Flossenbürg
Coat of arms
Location of Flossenbürg within Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab district
Flossenbürg in NEW.svg
Flossenbürg is located in Germany
Flossenbürg
Flossenbürg
Flossenbürg is located in Bavaria
Flossenbürg
Flossenbürg
Coordinates: 49°44′9″N 12°20′55″E / 49.73583°N 12.34861°E / 49.73583; 12.34861Coordinates: 49°44′9″N 12°20′55″E / 49.73583°N 12.34861°E / 49.73583; 12.34861
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Palatinate
DistrictNeustadt a.d.Waldnaab
Subdivisions16 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorJohann Kick (SPD)
Area
 • Total23.26 km2 (8.98 sq mi)
Elevation
644 m (2,113 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,485
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
92696
Dialling codes09603, 09636
Vehicle registrationNEW
Websitewww.flossenbuerg.de

HistoryEdit

The first reference of Flossenbürg's existence was in 948. Its castle was the Hohenstaufen's stronghold. Later, Flossenbürg belonged to the duchy of Neuburg-Sulzbach and came to the regional court of Floß in the Electorate of Bavaria in 1777. Today, it is located in the administrative region of Oberpfalz.

The town was the site of Flossenbürg concentration camp from 1938 until 1945. On April 23, 1945, the U.S. 90th Infantry Division of the 3rd Army liberated the camp and took it without any fighting.

TransportEdit

Flossenbürg was the terminus of the Floß–Flossenbürg railway line that branched off in Floß from the Neustadt (Waldnaab)–Eslarn railway and is served today by a bus route from Weiden via Neustadt an der Waldnaab to the Silberhütte Cross-Country Skiing Centre.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.