Helmbrechts is a town in the district of Hof, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the Southern edge of the Frankenwald, 20 km southwest of Hof.

Helmbrechts
Martin Luther Church
Coat of arms of Helmbrechts
Coat of arms
Location of Helmbrechts within Hof district
Helmbrechts in HO.svg
Helmbrechts is located in Germany
Helmbrechts
Helmbrechts
Helmbrechts is located in Bavaria
Helmbrechts
Helmbrechts
Coordinates: 50°13′N 11°41′E / 50.217°N 11.683°E / 50.217; 11.683Coordinates: 50°13′N 11°41′E / 50.217°N 11.683°E / 50.217; 11.683
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictHof
Government
 • MayorStefan Pöhlmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total58.66 km2 (22.65 sq mi)
Elevation
616 m (2,021 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,413
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95233
Dialling codes09252
Vehicle registrationHO
Websitewww.stadt-helmbrechts.de

The first documented mention of Helmbrechts dates back to 1232. Township was granted to Helmbrechts by Count Friedrich V. of Nürnberg in the year 1422. Helmbrechts has been in Bavarian rule since 1810. During World War II, Helmbrechts was the host of a sub-camp from Flossenbürg (see Helmbrechts concentration camp).

GeographyEdit

The city districtsEdit

With the local government reorganization in 1972, the following villages were merged to Helmbrechts' district:

  • Absang
  • Almbranz
  • Altsuttenbach
  • Bärenbrunn
  • Baiergrün
  • Bischofsmühle
  • Buckenreuth
  • Bühl
  • Burkersreuth
  • Dreschersreuth
  • Edlendorf
  • Einzigenhöfen
  • Enchenreuth
  • Geigersmühle
  • Gösmes
  • Günthersdorf
  • Hampelhof
  • Helmbrechts
  • Hohberg
  • Hopfenmühle
  • Jägersruh
  • Kleinschwarzenbach
  • Kollerhammer
  • Kriegsreuth
  • Lehsten
  • Oberbrumberg
  • Oberweißenbach
  • Ochsenbrunn
  • Ort
  • Ottengrün
  • Ottengrüner Einzel
  • Rappetenreuth
  • Rauhenberg
  • Schlegelmühle
  • Stechera
  • Suttenbach
  • Taubaldsmühle
  • Unterbrumberg
  • Unterweißenbach
  • Wüstenselbitz
  • Zimmermühle

Weavers‘ cottageEdit

Kleinschwarzenbach is a small village belonging to Helmbrechts with a long tradition in weaving. One of the weavers‘ cottages of pre-industrial times could be visited.

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit