Schwarzenbach an der Saale is a town in the district of Hof, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Saale, 11 km south of Hof. Within the town is the Gedenkstätte Langer Gang, a memorial to the Nazi victims of the Helmbrechts concentration camp, which was near Schwarzenbach an der Saale, and particularly of the victims of the death march from Helmbrechts concentration camp to Volary.

Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Church of Saint Gumbertus
Church of Saint Gumbertus
Coat of arms of Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Coat of arms
Location of Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale within Hof district
Schwarzenbach an der Saale in HO.svg
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale is located in Germany
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale is located in Bavaria
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Coordinates: 50°13′15″N 11°56′0″E / 50.22083°N 11.93333°E / 50.22083; 11.93333Coordinates: 50°13′15″N 11°56′0″E / 50.22083°N 11.93333°E / 50.22083; 11.93333
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictHof
Government
 • MayorHans-Peter Baumann (CSU)
Area
 • Total55.10 km2 (21.27 sq mi)
Elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,042
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95126
Dialling codes09284
Vehicle registrationHO
Websitewww.schwarzenbach-saale.de

After the war, Erika Fuchs, German translator of Carl Barks's comics, lived and worked in Schwarzenbach for fifty years. Currently, a comic museum named after her is being built in the town.

Memorial to Nazi victims of the Helmbrechts concentration camp

ReferencesEdit

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