Konnersreuth is a municipality in the district of Tirschenreuth in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated in the northeast foothills of the Steinwald mountains between the Fichtelgebirge mountains and the Upper Palatinate Forest, close to the Czech border. The village is best known as the home of the 20th-century Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann.[2]

Coat of arms of Konnersreuth
Coat of arms
Location of Konnersreuth within Tirschenreuth district
Konnersreuth in TIR.svg
Konnersreuth is located in Germany
Konnersreuth is located in Bavaria
Coordinates: 50°1′N 12°14′E / 50.017°N 12.233°E / 50.017; 12.233Coordinates: 50°1′N 12°14′E / 50.017°N 12.233°E / 50.017; 12.233
Admin. regionOberpfalz
Subdivisions9 Ortsteile
 • MayorMichael Hamann (CSU)
 • Total23.32 km2 (9.00 sq mi)
573 m (1,880 ft)
 • Total1,729
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09632
Vehicle registrationTIR


The historical record first mentions Konnersreuth in 1218, in a chronicle kept at Waldsassen Abbey.[citation needed] In 1468 the village was granted the right to hold regular markets.[3] In 1780, the population was 954.

The market rights were held by Waldsassen Abbey until about 1803, when the monastery holdings were secularized.[4] The present municipal boundaries were set in the 1818 Bavarian administrative reforms.

The coat of arms was awarded in 1468.[5] Three green fir trees stand on a silver background behind a leaping red deer. The coat of arms was renewed in 1978. [6]

Therese NeumannEdit

In the early 20th century, Konnersreuth was the home of the stigmatist Therese Neumann (Resl of Konnersreuth).[7] After a supposedly miraculous healing from partial paralysis while in her twenties, Therese Neumann reportedly developed stigmata on her hands, feet and side and every Friday for years, and relived the passion of Christ in visions.[8] She also purportedly abstained from food for 40 years.[9] The village is still a Catholic pilgrimage centre with two abbeys: the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales at Fockenfeld and the Carmelite abbey of Theresianum.[10]

Economics and demographicsEdit

In 1999, the municipality contained 51 farms with a total farmed area of 1395 hectares.[citation needed] There are also small businesses in the town, and some residents work in forestry.

As of 2009, the village had 1915 residents.[11] There are three schools: a kindergarten with (in 1999) 79 pupils, an elementary school with (in 1999) 162 students and a private high school for boys located in Fockenfeld Abbey with (in 1999), 58 students.[citation needed]

Notable peopleEdit



  1. ^ "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ konnersreuth.de ("Weltbekannt wurde Konnersreuth durch die stigmatisierte Therese Neumann (1898–1962), deren Leben und Wirken noch heute den Ort prägen."), home page in May, 2011
  3. ^ Bavaria: bd., 1. abth. Oberpfalz und Regensburg By J. Heyberger, Christian Schmitt, August Wilhelm von Wachter. Cotta, 1863.
  4. ^ The History of the Monastery of Waldsassen ("Monastic activities ended in 1803 due to secularisation "), May 2011
  5. ^ Heraldry of the World ("The arms were granted in 1468 by Nicolaus, Abbott of the Waldsassen Abbey "), May 2011
  6. ^ "Konnersreuth". memim.com. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  7. ^ Das Fichtelgebirge Sagenhaft Archived 2011-01-03 at the Wayback Machine ("Weltbekannt wurde Konnersreuth durch die Ereignisse um die stigmatisierte Therese Neumann. Zwei bedeutende Klostergründungen entstanden durch die Initiative der "Resl von Konnersreuth"."), May 2011
  8. ^ Who's who in Christianity By Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Routledge, 1998.
  9. ^ Who's who in Christianity By Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Routledge, 1998.
  10. ^ konnersreuth.de ("Ihrer Initiative verdankt Konnersreuth das Klostergut Fockenfeld und das Kloster Theresianium. Das Geburtshaus, der Garten und das Grab der Resl sind neben der herrlich renovierten Rokoko-Pfarrkirche besondere religiöse Anziehungspunkte."), home page in May, 2011
  11. ^ Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland – Online Abfrage, May 2011