Brand (Upper Palatinate)

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Brand (Upper Palatinate)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality of Brand highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 58 '  N , 11 ° 54'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Tirschenreuth
Management Community : Neusorg
Height : 577 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.28 km 2
Residents: 1138 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 111 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 95682
Area code : 09236
License plate : TIR, KEM
Community key : 09 3 77 113
Community structure: 7 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Max-Reger-Str. 7
95682 Brand / Opf.
Website :
First Mayor : Bernhard Schindler ( CSU )
Location of the community of Brand in the Tirschenreuth district
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Brand is a municipality in the Upper Palatinate district of Tirschenreuth and a member of the Neusorg administrative community .

The place is a recognized resort .

Community structure

There are seven districts:


The settlement of Brand was first mentioned in a document around 1180. In the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria , today's municipality was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

On January 1, 2017, parts of the dissolved community-free area Lenauer Forst came to the community.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the population fell from 1254 to 1132 by 122 or 9.7%.


Municipal council

The local election on March 15, 2020 led to the following distribution of seats in the local council:

  • CSU : 7 seats
  • FWG (Free Voters Community Brand): 5 seats

In addition, the separately elected mayor Bernhard Schindler (CSU) is chairman.

coat of arms

Blazon: a burning silver branch crossed in blue and a silver clearing ax with a golden leaf.

The municipality has had the coat of arms since 1950.


The largest employer in the municipality is the Schiettinger Group, which produces cardboard boxes from solid and corrugated cardboard. The automobile refiner Mansory is also based here.

Architectural monuments

Soil monuments

Max Reger Memorial Room

The Max Reger Memorial Room in the town hall commemorates the composer Max Reger . It opened on March 25, 1973 on the occasion of his 100th birthday.

On display are scores, letters and photographs of the musician as well as furnishings from the house where he was born. Furthermore, certificates, commemorative coins and Max Reger's death mask can be seen.

Sons of the community

  • Max Reger (1873–1916), composer, honorary citizen (awarded in 1913)
  • Ado Bader, entrepreneur, honorary citizen (awarded 2004)
  • Karl Söllner, Former Mayor and Honorary Citizen (awarded 2010)

Web links

Commons : Brand (Oberpfalz)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
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  3. Biggest piece of the pie , of April 10, 2014
  5. ^ Entry on the coat of arms of Brand (Upper Palatinate)  in the database of the House of Bavarian History
  6. ^ Frankenpost report on Brand's 10th honorary citizen, accessed on June 2, 2011
  7. ^ Honorary citizenship of Söllner on the parish homepage, accessed on June 2, 2011