Tirschenreuth is the capital city of the district of Tirschenreuth. It is located in the northeast of Bavaria, very close to the Czech-Bavarian border.

Tirschenreuth
Panorama of the Old Town of Tirschenreuth
Panorama of the Old Town of Tirschenreuth
Flag of Tirschenreuth
Flag
Coat of arms of Tirschenreuth
Coat of arms
Location of Tirschenreuth within Tirschenreuth district
Tirschenreuth in TIR.svg
Tirschenreuth is located in Germany
Tirschenreuth
Tirschenreuth
Tirschenreuth is located in Bavaria
Tirschenreuth
Tirschenreuth
Coordinates: 49°53′N 12°20′E / 49.883°N 12.333°E / 49.883; 12.333Coordinates: 49°53′N 12°20′E / 49.883°N 12.333°E / 49.883; 12.333
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Palatinate
DistrictTirschenreuth
Government
 • MayorFranz Stahl (CSU)
Area
 • Total66.54 km2 (25.69 sq mi)
Elevation
504 m (1,654 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total8,707
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95643
Dialling codes09631
Vehicle registrationTIR, KEM
Websitewww.stadt-tirschenreuth.de

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GeographyEdit

Tirschenreuth is located in the north of Upper Palatinate administrative region, around 75 miles north of Regensburg and 35 miles east of Bayreuth.

IncorporationsEdit

The following villages were incorporated in Tirschenreuth

  • Großklenau
  • Kleinklenau
  • Brunn
  • Gründlbach
  • Haid
  • Höfen
  • Hohenwald
  • Kleinkonreuth
  • Lengenfeld
  • Lohnsitz
  • Marchaney
  • Matzersreuth
  • Mooslohe
  • Pilmersreuth a. d. Straße
  • Pilmersreuth a. Wald
  • Rosall
  • Rothenbürg
  • Sägmühle
  • Wondreb
  • Wondrebhammer
  • Zeidlweid
  • Ziegelhütte

HistoryEdit

Until the German Mediatisation in 1803, Tirschenreuth was part of the possessions of the Cistercian Abbey Waldsassen. It received its town charter from Waldsassen's abbot Johann V. in 1364. Originally the Waldsassen Abbey and its possessions were immediately subordinate to the Holy Roman Empire. After this state was ended in the 16th century, Tirschenreuth first became part of the Electorate of the Palatinate, then part of Bavaria. It became capital of the district of the same name. In 1972, when the segmenting of bavarian districts was reformed, the district of Tirschenreuth was expanded with the former district of Kemnath.

EconomyEdit

One well-known company that resides in Tirschenreuth is Hamm AG, a manufacturer for road rollers.

Tirschenreuth was famous for fine quality porcelain and vintage pieces are highly sought after by collectors. The Famous Porcelain Factory was shut down many years ago.

International relationsEdit

 
Town Hall

Tirschenreuth is twinned with:

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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