Helmbrechts

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Helmbrechts
Martin Luther Church
Coat of arms of Helmbrechts
Coat of arms
Helmbrechts   is located in Germany
Helmbrechts
Helmbrechts
Location of Helmbrechts within Hof district
Helmbrechts in HO.svg
Coordinates: 50°13′N 11°41′E / 50.217°N 11.683°E / 50.217; 11.683Coordinates: 50°13′N 11°41′E / 50.217°N 11.683°E / 50.217; 11.683
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Hof
Government
 • Mayor Stefan Pöhlmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total 58.66 km2 (22.65 sq mi)
Elevation 616 m (2,021 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,425
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95233
Dialling codes 09252
Vehicle registration HO
Website www.stadt-helmbrechts.de

Helmbrechts is a town in the district of Hof, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the Southern edge of the Frankenwald, 20 km southwest of Hof.

The first documented mention of Helmbrechts dates back to 1232. Township was granted to Helmbrechts by Count Friedrich V. of Nürnberg in the year 1422. Helmbrechts has been in Bavarian rule since 1810. During World War II, Helmbrechts was the host of a sub-camp from Flossenbürg (see Helmbrechts concentration camp).

Geography[edit]

The city districts[edit]

With the local government reorganization in 1972, the following villages were merged to Helmbrechts' district:

  • Absang
  • Almbranz
  • Altsuttenbach
  • Bärenbrunn
  • Baiergrün
  • Bischofsmühle
  • Buckenreuth
  • Bühl
  • Burkersreuth
  • Dreschersreuth
  • Edlendorf
  • Einzigenhöfen
  • Enchenreuth
  • Geigersmühle
  • Gösmes
  • Günthersdorf
  • Hampelhof
  • Helmbrechts
  • Hohberg
  • Hopfenmühle
  • Jägersruh
  • Kleinschwarzenbach
  • Kollerhammer
  • Kriegsreuth
  • Lehsten
  • Oberbrumberg
  • Oberweißenbach
  • Ochsenbrunn
  • Ort
  • Ottengrün
  • Ottengrüner Einzel
  • Rappetenreuth
  • Rauhenberg
  • Schlegelmühle
  • Stechera
  • Suttenbach
  • Taubaldsmühle
  • Unterbrumberg
  • Unterweißenbach
  • Wüstenselbitz
  • Zimmermühle

Weavers‘ cottage[edit]

Kleinschwarzenbach is a small village belonging to Helmbrechts with a long tradition in weaving. One of the weavers‘ cottages of pre-industrial times could be visited.

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