Neustadt am Kulm is a municipality in the district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 29 km northwest of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, and 23 km southeast of Bayreuth. Neustadt am Kulm is situated directly west of the Rauher Kulm.

Neustadt am Kulm
Coat of arms of Neustadt am Kulm
Coat of arms
Location of Neustadt am Kulm within Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab district
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Neustadt am Kulm is located in Germany
Neustadt am Kulm
Neustadt am Kulm
Neustadt am Kulm is located in Bavaria
Neustadt am Kulm
Neustadt am Kulm
Coordinates: 49°49′N 11°49′E / 49.817°N 11.817°E / 49.817; 11.817Coordinates: 49°49′N 11°49′E / 49.817°N 11.817°E / 49.817; 11.817
Admin. regionOberpfalz
DistrictNeustadt a.d.Waldnaab
Municipal assoc.Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz
Subdivisions9 Ortsteile
 • MayorRudolf Lang (CSU)
 • Total20.30 km2 (7.84 sq mi)
517 m (1,696 ft)
 • Total1,105
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes09648
Vehicle registrationNEW


Since 2008 Wolfgang Haberberger is the mayor of Neustadt am Kulm. His predecessor was Rudolf Lang (CSU).

Natural monumentsEdit

View of the Rauher Kulm

The most important sight is the 682-metre-high Rauher Kulm with its 25-metre-high viewing tower. Since 1949 it has been protected as a natural monument. On the mountain is the rock formation of Kleiner Kulm and, east of the Rauher Kulm is the Kühhübel, whose basalt kuppe has been almost entirely quarried away.[2]

The medieval hilltop castles on the two Kulms were destroyed in 1554. Only fragmentary remains have survived: the burgstalls of Rauhenkulm Castle and Schlechtenkulm Castle.

The Rauher Kulm was selected in a survey by the Heinz Sielmann Stiftung EUROPARC Deutschland as Germany's most beautiful natural wonder for 2013. Twenty-one natural monuments were chosen from the national natural landscapes and other regions of Germany. Second place went to the Steinerne Rose near Saalburg-Ebersdorf. In third place was the Stiefel rock formation near St. Ingbert.[3]



  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Homepage der Bezirksgruppe Weiden der Vereinigung der Freunde der Mineralogie und Geologie; retrieved 25 September 2011
  3. ^ Heinz Sielmann Stiftung: Naturwunder des Jahres 2013