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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vohenstrauß
Coat of arms
Vohenstrauß   is located in Germany
Location of Vohenstrauß within Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab district
Vohenstrauß in NEW.svg
Coordinates: 49°37′N 12°20′E / 49.617°N 12.333°E / 49.617; 12.333Coordinates: 49°37′N 12°20′E / 49.617°N 12.333°E / 49.617; 12.333
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Neustadt a.d.Waldnaab
 • Mayor Andreas Wutzlhofer (CSU)
 • Total 74.07 km2 (28.60 sq mi)
Elevation 450-650 m (−1,700 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,390
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92648
Dialling codes 09651
Vehicle registration NEW, ESB, VOH
Website www.vohenstrauss.de

Vohenstrauß (or Vohenstrauss) is a town in Germany, located in the north-eastern part of the Bavarian region Upper Palatinate. The town is situated in the district of Neustadt (Waldnaab). It is the birthplace of Heribert Illig.


Altenstadt bei Vohenstrauß, Böhmischbruck, Oberlind, Kaimling, Roggenstein, Waldau



  • 1945: F. X. Wittmann
  • 1945–1948: Karl Ries
  • 1948–1952: Erhard Wagner
  • 1952–1966: Hans Fuchs
  • 1966–1972: Otto Ries
  • 1972–1984: Max Steger
  • 1984–1986: Ernst Eichl
  • 1986–1994: Franz Pausch (temporary because E. Eichl was ill, elected in 1988)
  • 1994–2008: Josef Zilbauer
  • since May 2008: Andreas Wutzlhofer


The towns association football club, SpVgg Vohenstrauß, experienced its greatests success between 1969 and 1974 when it played for five seasons in the third division Bayernliga.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

Franz Volkmar Reinhard around 1790


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