Tirschenreuth

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Tirschenreuth
"Market Place" in Tirschenreuth
"Market Place" in Tirschenreuth
Flag of Tirschenreuth
Flag
Coat of arms of Tirschenreuth
Coat of arms
Tirschenreuth   is located in Germany
Tirschenreuth
Tirschenreuth
Coordinates: 49°53′N 12°20′E / 49.883°N 12.333°E / 49.883; 12.333Coordinates: 49°53′N 12°20′E / 49.883°N 12.333°E / 49.883; 12.333
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Upper Palatinate
District Tirschenreuth
Government
 • Mayor Franz Stahl (CSU)
Area
 • Total 66.54 km2 (25.69 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,992
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95643
Dialling codes 09631
Vehicle registration TIR, KEM
Website www.stadt-tirschenreuth.de

Tirschenreuth is the capital city of the district of Tirschenreuth. It is located in the northeast of Bavaria, very close to the Czech-Bavarian border.

Geography[edit]

Tirschenreuth is located in the north of Upper Palatinate administrative region, around 75 miles north of Regensburg and 35 miles east of Bayreuth.

Incorporations[edit]

The following villages were incorporated in Tirschenreuth

  • Großklenau
  • Kleinklenau
  • Brunn
  • Gründlbach
  • Haid
  • Höfen
  • Hohenwald
  • Kleinkonreuth
  • Lengenfeld
  • Lohnsitz
  • Marchaney
  • Matzersreuth
  • Mooslohe
  • Pilmersreuth a. d. Straße
  • Pilmersreuth a. Wald
  • Rosall
  • Rothenbürg
  • Sägmühle
  • Wondreb
  • Wondrebhammer
  • Zeidlweid
  • Ziegelhütte

History[edit]

Until the German Mediatisation in 1803 Tirschenreuth was part of the possessions of the Cistercian Abbey Waldsassen. It received its town charter from Waldsassen's abbot Johann V. in 1364. Originally the Waldsassen Abbey and its possessions were immediately subordinate to the Holy Roman Empire. After this state was ended in the 16th century, Tirschenreuth first became part of the Electorate of the Palatinate, then part of Bavaria. It became capital of the district of the same name. In 1972, when the segmenting of bavarian districts was reformed, the district of Tirschenreuth was expanded with the former district of Kemnath.

Economy[edit]

One well-known company that resides in Tirschenreuth is Hamm AG, a manufacturer for road rollers.

Tirschenreuth was famous for fine quality porcelain and vintage pieces are highly sought after by collectors. The Famous Porcelain Factory was shut down many years ago.

International relations[edit]

Town Hall

Tirschenreuth is twinned with:

Notable residents[edit]

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