|Municipal assoc.||Neukirchen bei Sulzbach-Rosenberg|
|• Mayor||Ludwig Heinl (FW)|
|• Total||21.69 km2 (8.37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390-596 m (−1,565 ft)|
|• Density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Etzelwang has existed as a parish since the second half of the 11th century. However, the present municipality of Etzelwang was not created until the Bavarian administrative reforms of 1972 to 1975. It was created from the political units of Neidstein, Kirchenreinbach, and Schmidtstadt.
Etzel comes from the same root as Heinrich or English Henry. It is not certain which Heinrich gave his name to the parish and subsequently to the municipality. It is possible that it refers to Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich II, who founded the bishopric of Bamberg, to which the parish belonged.
Places of interest in Etzelwang include the following:
- The church was originally dedicated in 1059, but subsequently destroyed. The present church was built from 1721 to the completion of the tower in 1763.
- Ruins of Burg Hauseck
- Neutra cliffs
- Burg Rupprechtstein
- Hofmark of Kirchenreinbach
- Church of St. Ulrich in Kirchereinbach
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