|• Mayor||Werner Nickl (CSU)|
|• Total||54.13 km2 (20.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||462 m (1,516 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||TIR, KEM|
Kemnath is a small city in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated near the Fichtelgebirge, 24 km southeast of Bayreuth. The city's motto is "das Tor zur Oberpfalz," which translates into English as "The Door to the Upper Palatinate."
The city was first referenced in historical documents on July 6, 1008 by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II when he founded another town named Keminata in the Diocese of Bamberg. In 2008 Kemnath celebrated their 1000th anniversary with a series of special events throughout the city at various times during the year that culminated with a major celebration in August 2008.
The city is in the foothills of the Fichtelgebirge Mountains of northeast Bavaria and is approximately 55 km from the Czech border at Mähring. It is located in a valley formed by three streams, the Mühlbach, Flötzbach, and Schirnitzbach. The Steinwald Nature park abuts the edge of the town as well and stretches from Kemnath to the Czech border.
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- "Official Homepage of the City of Kemnath". der Stadt Kemnath. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "Stadtgeschichte". Stadt Kemnath (in German). Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- de:Ponnath Die Meistermetzger
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