Rinchnach

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Rinchnach
Rinchnach
Rinchnach
Coat of arms of Rinchnach
Coat of arms
Location of Rinchnach within Regen district
Rinchnach in REG.svg
Rinchnach is located in Germany
Rinchnach
Rinchnach
Rinchnach is located in Bavaria
Rinchnach
Rinchnach
Coordinates: 48°57′N 13°12′E / 48.950°N 13.200°E / 48.950; 13.200Coordinates: 48°57′N 13°12′E / 48.950°N 13.200°E / 48.950; 13.200
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionNiederbayern
DistrictRegen
Government
 • MayorMichael Schaller (SPD)
Area
 • Total40.21 km2 (15.53 sq mi)
Elevation
564 m (1,850 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[2]
 • Total3,081
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
94269
Dialling codes09921
Vehicle registrationREG
Websitewww.rinchnach.de

Rinchnach is a municipality in the Lower Bavarian district of Regen, of Germany. As of 2000, the population was 3,261.

Geography[edit]

Rinchnach is in the midst of the Bavarian Forest, just 7 kilometers southeast of the town Rain, and 9 kilometers south of Zwiesel. The village spreads over a wide, sunny valley at the foot of the Gsengetstein Mountain.

The Rinchnacher Ohe River flows through Rinchnach.

History[edit]

Saint Gunther, a Benedictine monk from the Niederaltaich Abbey, created the first settlement in the central Bavarian Forest when he founded the Rinchnach monastery in 1011. The community's history is closely connected with the monastery.

The municipality was destroyed and looted in the Rinchnach Thirty Years' War in 1641. This happened again in 1703 by the Swedes in the War of Spanish Succession, and yet again by the Austrians in 1742-1744 during the War of Austrian Succession.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.