Hemau is a small town in Southern Germany, in the district of Regensburg. The town is situated on the Tangrintel, a ridge which runs between the rivers Altmühl and Schwarze Laber.

Town square with the Church of Saint John the Baptist
Town square with the Church of Saint John the Baptist
Coat of arms of Hemau
Coat of arms
Location of Hemau within Regensburg district
Hemau in R.svg
Hemau is located in Germany
Hemau is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 49°03′07″N 11°46′58″E / 49.05194°N 11.78278°E / 49.05194; 11.78278Coordinates: 49°03′07″N 11°46′58″E / 49.05194°N 11.78278°E / 49.05194; 11.78278
Admin. regionOberpfalz
Subdivisions13 Ortsteile
 • MayorHans Pollinger (CSU)
 • Total122.46 km2 (47.28 sq mi)
514 m (1,686 ft)
 • Total9,224
 • Density75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09491
Vehicle registrationR

It lies on the B8 road, 28 km (17 mi) north-west of Regensburg, 77 km (48 mi) south-east of Nuremberg. The nearest towns, about 5 km (3 mi) distant, are Beratzhausen and Laaber.

The area around Hemau was settled in pre-Roman times. Of archeological interest are the remains of two Celtic settlements (Keltenschanzen) in the nearby villages of Laufenthal and Thonlohe. The name Hemau is attested as Hembaur in the 9th century, Hembur in the 13th. In the 2005, Hemau celebrated the 700th anniversary of its founding.

Today Hemau is best approached from the A3 motorway (exit Beratzhausen when approaching from the north, or Nittendorf when coming from the south). The nearest railway station is Beratzhausen. There are three schools, a primary school, a Hauptschule and a Realschule; the nearest Gymnasium is at Parsberg.

Hemau boasts the largest solar energy production plant in the world, which was opened on 29 April 2003.

Gemeinde HemauEdit

The Gemeinde (administrative jurisdiction) of Hemau is the largest in the Landkreis, and includes ten outlying villages which are technically Ortsteile ("parts of town"), though they are not in the town of Hemau itself:


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