Töpen

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Töpen
Coat of arms of Töpen
Coat of arms
Töpen   is located in Germany
Töpen
Töpen
Coordinates: 50°23′25″N 11°52′19″E / 50.39028°N 11.87194°E / 50.39028; 11.87194Coordinates: 50°23′25″N 11°52′19″E / 50.39028°N 11.87194°E / 50.39028; 11.87194
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Hof
Municipal assoc. Feilitzsch
Subdivisions 6 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Grünzner (CSU)
Area
 • Total 20.80 km2 (8.03 sq mi)
Elevation 516 m (1,693 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,058
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95183
Dialling codes 09295
Vehicle registration HO
Website www.toepen.de

Töpen is a municipality in Upper Franconia in the district of Hof in Bavaria in Germany.

History[edit]

Between 1945 and 1966 Töpen served as West German inner German border crossing for cars travelling between the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany (till 1949, thereafter the East German Democratic Republic), or West Berlin and the American zone of occupation (till 1949) and thereafter the West German Federal Republic of Germany. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, that between West Germany and West Berlin followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972). In 1966 the border crossing was closed in favour of a new crossing in Rudolphstein, a component of Berg in Upper Franconia.

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