Münchberg is a small town in Upper Franconia (Bavaria), Germany. It is sometimes referred to as the Textile Town of Bavaria.

Münchberg
View towards Münchberg
View towards Münchberg
Coat of arms of Münchberg
Coat of arms
Location of Münchberg within Hof district
Münchberg in HO.svg
Münchberg is located in Germany
Münchberg
Münchberg
Münchberg is located in Bavaria
Münchberg
Münchberg
Coordinates: 50°12′N 11°46′E / 50.200°N 11.767°E / 50.200; 11.767Coordinates: 50°12′N 11°46′E / 50.200°N 11.767°E / 50.200; 11.767
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictHof
Government
 • MayorChristian Zuber (SPD)
Area
 • Total68.78 km2 (26.56 sq mi)
Elevation
546 m (1,791 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,215
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95213
Dialling codes09251
Vehicle registrationHO, MÜB, NAI, REH, SAN
Websitewww.muenchberg.de

Its sister city is Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.

Pedestrian zone of Münchberg

GeographyEdit

The town districtsEdit

  • Ahornis
  • Biengarten
  • Gottersdorf
  • Grund
  • Hilbrandsgrün
  • Jehsen
  • Laubersreuth
  • Laubersreuth
  • Markersreuth
  • Maxreuth
  • Mechlenreuth
  • Neutheilung
  • Meierhof
  • Mussen
  • Pulschnitzberg
  • Plösen
  • Poppenreuth
  • Sauerhof
  • Schlegel
  • Schödlas
  • Schotteneinzel
  • Schweinsbach
  • Solg
  • Straas
  • Unfriedsdorf

HistoryEdit

The first settlement of the area around Münchberg probably dates back to the 10th century. The original name probably read 'Monk Mountain', as the first settlers were monks. The name changed itself in the course of time and documents first mentioned Münchberg in around 1224. Between 1938 and 1978, Münchberg was district town of the district of the same name.

SportEdit

The town's association football club, FC Münchberg, experienced its greatest success in the late sixties when it spent a season in the third division Bayernliga. In 2000 the club merged with SC Eintracht Münchberg to form FC Eintracht Münchberg.

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit