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Coat of arms of Goldkronach
Coat of arms
Goldkronach   is located in Germany
Location of Goldkronach within Bayreuth district
Goldkronach in BT.svg
Coordinates: 50°0′41.40″N 11°41′14.33″E / 50.0115000°N 11.6873139°E / 50.0115000; 11.6873139Coordinates: 50°0′41.40″N 11°41′14.33″E / 50.0115000°N 11.6873139°E / 50.0115000; 11.6873139
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Bayreuth
 • Mayor Holger Bär (XXX)
 • Total 23.24 km2 (8.97 sq mi)
Elevation 443 m (1,453 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,492
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95497
Dialling codes 09273
Vehicle registration BT

Goldkronach is a town in the district of Bayreuth, in Bavaria, Germany.[2] It is situated near the Fichtelgebirge, 12 km northeast of Bayreuth.

Town hall Goldkronach
Goldkronach Market place


On 25 June 1836, at 22:15, residents awoke to a man yelling "Fire! Fire!". In almost 2 hours, almost half of the eastern part of the town was burnt down, including the parish church, the two schools, City Hall, 55 houses, and 16 outbuildings. 127 families were rendered homeless. Three years later, on 18 June 1839 midnight, another fire broke out in the market. Within two hours, 29 houses and 17 outbuildings in the south side of town were the victims of the fire.[3]

Population development[edit]

  • 1961: 2945
  • 1970: 2935
  • 1987: 2903
  • 2000: 3598
  • 2010: 3606

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Sigismund von Reitzenstein

Personalities who lived and worked in Goldkronach[edit]

Alexander von Humboldt in 1843