Kemnath (German: [ˈkɛm.naːt] (listen)) is a small town in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated near the Fichtelgebirge, 24 km southeast of Bayreuth. The town's motto is "das Tor zur Oberpfalz," which translates into English as "The Door to the Upper Palatinate."
Central town square of Kemnath
|• Mayor||Werner Nickl (CSU)|
|• Total||54.13 km2 (20.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||462 m (1,516 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||TIR, KEM|
Kemnath was first referenced in historical documents on July 6, 1008 by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II when he founded another town named Keminata in the Diocese of Bamberg. In 2008, Kemnath celebrated its 1000th anniversary with a series of special events throughout the town culminating in a major celebration in August 2008.
The town is in the foothills of the Fichtelgebirge Mountains of northeast Bavaria and is approximately 55 km from the Czech border at Mähring. It is located in a valley formed by three streams, the Mühlbach, Flötzbach, and Schirnitzbach. The Steinwald Nature Park abuts the edge of the town as well and stretches from Kemnath to the Czech border.
- "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
- "Official Homepage of the town of Kemnath". der Stadt Kemnath. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "Stadtgeschichte". Stadt Kemnath (in German). Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- de:Ponnath Die Meistermetzger