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Coat of arms of the municipality of Eppenschlag
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Coordinates: 48 ° 53 '  N , 13 ° 18'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Lower Bavaria
County : Freyung-Grafenau
Management Community : Schoenberg
Height : 608 m above sea level NHN
Area : 17.02 km 2
Residents: 933 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 55 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 94536
Area code : 09928
License plate : FRG, GRA, WOS
Community key : 09 2 72 116
Community structure: 21 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Main street 12
94536 Eppenschlag
Website : www.eppenschlag.de
Mayor : Peter Schmid ( CSU )
Location of the municipality of Eppenschlag in the Freyung-Grafenau district
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Eppenschlag general view

Eppenschlag is a municipality in the Lower Bavarian district of Freyung-Grafenau .


Geographical location

The community is located in the Danube Forest region in the middle of the Bavarian Forest . Eppenschlag is located on the B 85 not far from the border with the Regen district , the village is 40 km southeast of Viechtach , 20 km south of Zwiesel , 45 km north of Passau and 33 km from the federal highway 3 (exit Hengersberg ).

Neighboring communities

Community structure

There are 21 districts:

Four of these parts of the municipality are in the Großmisselberg district , which used to be an independent municipality: Großmisselberg, Hohenthann, Hungerberg and Kleinarmschlag (part of the Großmisselberg district is in the neighboring municipality of Schönberg, as the former Großmisselberg municipality was divided).


Until the church is planted

In 1395 eight goods were named in Epenschlag . Eppenschlag belonged to the Straubing Rent Office and to the Bärnstein Regional Court of the Electorate of Bavaria and was the seat of an executive committee .

In the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria , today's municipality was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

19th and 20th centuries

In 1830 the village burned down almost completely, in 1875 and 1899 there were smaller fires. The Eppenschlag branch was built in 1914, the parish in 1921. Eppenschlag has had its own church since 1901.

At the end of the Second World War, enemy action destroyed Eppenschlag on 24/25. April 1945 almost complete. The writer Franz Schrönghamer-Heimdal , who was born in the Marbach district , became an honorary citizen of Eppenschlag in 1951.

Administrative community

In 1978 the community became a member of the Schönberg administrative community .


On December 28, 1946, the greater part of the previously independent community of Großmisselberg was incorporated.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the municipality grew from 893 to 937 by 44 inhabitants or 4.9%.

  • 1840: 675 inhabitants
  • 1871: 774 inhabitants
  • 1900: 761 inhabitants
  • 1925: 800 inhabitants
  • 1939: 828 inhabitants
  • 1950: 981 inhabitants
  • 1961: 886 inhabitants
  • 1970: 892 inhabitants
  • 1980: 803 inhabitants
  • 1987: 890 inhabitants
  • 1991: 910 inhabitants
  • 1995: 950 inhabitants
  • 2000: 973 inhabitants
  • 2005: 980 inhabitants
  • 2010: 973 inhabitants
  • 2015: 982 inhabitants


The community is a member of the Schönberg administrative community .

Municipal council

Since the local elections on March 16, 2014, the municipal council has been composed as follows:

  • CSU : 5 seats (59.2% of the vote)
  • UWG : 3 seats (40.8% of the votes)


The honorary first mayor is Peter Schmid (CSU). He has been the successor to Christian Süß ( CSU ) since May 1, 2020 . His predecessor Karl Reith (CSU), who was elected with 92.1% of the valid votes in 2008 without an opponent, resigned after 35 years in office on May 1, 2013 for health reasons. Until the then new election on July 28, 2013, his deputy Michael Binder (CSU) was in charge of official business.

coat of arms

Eppenschlag coat of arms
Blazon : “In blue a coiled silver tip, one above the other with a wheel below with four knives and a red ax; a silver bar in front, a silver wave bar in the back. "

Letter from the government of Lower Bavaria dated May 16, 1984

Architectural monuments

  • The Catholic parish church of St. Katharina was built and furnished in 1901 according to plans by the Munich architect Joseph Elsner . In 1971 the furnishings were removed and the interior of the church was redesigned.
Parish Church of St. Catherine

Economy and Infrastructure


In 2017, according to official statistics, there were 90 employees subject to social security contributions at the place of work and 363 at the place of residence, so that the number of out-commuters was 273 higher. In 2016 there were 29 farms, 962 hectares were used for agriculture, 769 hectares of which were permanent green space and 193 hectares of arable land.


There are the following institutions (as of 2018):

  • Day care center with 33 places and 18 children

Web links

Commons : Eppenschlag  - 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 ).
  2. a b Mayor / Lord Mayor in municipalities belonging to the district (as of May 1st, 2020). (xlsx) Bavarian State Office for Statistics, accessed on June 12, 2020 .
  3. ^ Community Eppenschlag in the local database of the Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on January 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 473 .
  5. ^ Entry on Eppenschlag's coat of arms  in the database of the House of Bavarian History
  6. Georg Brenninger. In: Der Storchenturm 1990, issue 48/49, p. 92/93