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Coat of arms of Bärnau
Coat of arms
Bärnau   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°48′37″N 12°26′10″E / 49.81028°N 12.43611°E / 49.81028; 12.43611Coordinates: 49°48′37″N 12°26′10″E / 49.81028°N 12.43611°E / 49.81028; 12.43611
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Tirschenreuth
 • Mayor Alfred Stier
 • Total 74.42 km2 (28.73 sq mi)
Elevation 615 m (2,018 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,227
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95671
Dialling codes 09635
Vehicle registration TIR
Website www.baernau.de

Bärnau is the oldest town in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Czech Republic, 25 km northeast of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, and 26 km southwest of Mariánské Lázně.

Culture and places of interest[edit]


  • German Button Museum
  • Grenzland Tower
  • Steinberg Church, baroque Wieskirche zum gegeißelten Heiland
  • Lime tree avenue to the Steinberg Church
  • Town centre and market place
  • Baroque St. Bartholomew's Church in Hohenthan
  • Baroque St. Michael's Church in Schwarzenbach
  • Castle in Thanhausen
  • Village chapel in Ellenfeld
  • Place of Meeting (Ort der Begegnung)
  • Festival stage and membrane roof in the abbey gardens
  • Bärnau-Tachov History Park


  • Thanhausen Brass Band
  • Grenzlandboum Bärnau Town and Youth Band


  • Altglashütte woodland open-air pool
  • Bärnau swimming baths
  • TSV Bärnau football team
  • VfB Thanhausen football team
  • TC Bärnau tennis club
  • Silberhütte cross-country skiing centre
  • Bärnau Archery Club
  • KC Bärnau Bowling Club


  • Biennial historic market spectaculum
  • German - Czech festival games