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Coat of arms of Bubenreuth
Coat of arms
Bubenreuth  is located in Germany
Location of Bubenreuth within Erlangen-Höchstadt district
Bubenreuth in ERH.svg
Coordinates: 49°37′40″N 11°01′02″E / 49.62778°N 11.01722°E / 49.62778; 11.01722Coordinates: 49°37′40″N 11°01′02″E / 49.62778°N 11.01722°E / 49.62778; 11.01722
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Mittelfranken
District Erlangen-Höchstadt
 • Mayor Rudolf Greif (CDU)
 • Governing parties CDU
 • Total 4.13 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Elevation 288 m (945 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,670
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91088
Dialling codes 09131
Vehicle registration ERH
Website www.bubenreuth.de

Bubenreuth is a municipality in the district of Erlangen-Höchstadt, in Bavaria, Germany.


Bubenreuth is located near the river Regnitz and ca. 4 kilometers north of Erlangen with which it's structurally connected. Neighboring towns are (from North clockwise) Baiersdorf, Langensendelbach, Marloffstein, Erlangen and Möhrendorf.


Nothing is known about the founding of Bubenreuth. The suffix -reuth indicates that it was created by a forest clearance. The town is first mentioned as "Bubenrode" in a document dating 24 November 1243.

Bubenreuth gained some prominence after World War II when the town, then having 400 inhabitants, voted to admit 2,000 refugees from Schönbach im Egerland (now Luby, Czech Republic).[2] Schönach was then known for its numerous violin makers and instrument builders that now fled to Bubenreuth and opened new workshops there.[2] Among those was of Karl Höfner who opened a new factory in Bubenreuth and died in Bubenreuth in 1955.[2][3] Höfner manufactured a number of popular guitars and basses in Bubenreuth, such as the Höfner 500/1, a bass guitar used by Paul McCartney since 1961.[2]


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d Auer, Katja (2018-05-06). "Als ein 400-Seelen-Dorf 2000 Vertriebene aufnahm". sueddeutsche.de (in German). ISSN 0174-4917. Retrieved 2018-05-07. 
  3. ^ Marten, Neville; Giltrap, Gordon (2009). The Hofner Guitar: A History. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9781423462743.