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Coordinates: 48 ° 31 '  N , 13 ° 19'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Lower Bavaria
County : Passau
Height : 358 m above sea level NHN
Area : 79.35 km 2
Residents: 8156 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 103 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 94081
Primaries : 08502, 08506
License plate : PA
Community key : 09 2 75 122
Market structure: 124 districts

Market administration address :
Marienplatz 7
94081 Fürstenzell
Website : www.fuerstenzell.de
Mayor : Manfred Hammer ( SPD )
Location of the Fürstenzell market in the Passau district
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Fürstenzell monastery church

Fürstenzell is a market in the Lower Bavarian district of Passau .


Geographical location

The community is located in the typically Lower Bavarian hill country in the middle of the Klosterwinkel and the Neuburg Forest south of the Danube and west of the Inn near the federal highway 3 (exit Passau-Mitte and Passau-Süd ). After Passau is around 12 km, by Schärding ( Upper Austria km) 15, according to Pocking km 18, after Bad Griesbach 14 km to Vilshofen km 20th

Community structure

There are 124 parish parts:

Neighboring communities



From 1120 to 1130 a settlement called Cella is documented for the first time in the traditions of Vornbach Abbey . It was a deserted courtyard with a chapel dedicated to St. Lawrence. The farm later belonged to the parish of Irsham, which is mentioned for the first time in 1075. In the 13th century the courtyard and church were uncultivated and abandoned.

Canon Hartwig von Passau bought the farm and the land and founded a monastery for the Cistercians in 1274 . In the same year, Duke Heinrich XIII awarded. von Niederbayern the Zellhof decree of all material and personal benefits, duty-free and lower jurisdiction . Because of this grace, Zell was renamed Fuerstencelle . The newly founded monastery was settled from the Aldersbach monastery .

After that, the history of the place and the monastic Hofmark was closely linked to the Fürstenzell monastery . Until the 15th century there were no houses in the actual prince's cell apart from the monastery. The parish church responsible for the residents of Fürstenzell was in Unterirsham.

Fürstenzell after secularization

With the secularization in Bavaria , the Fürstenzell monastery was dissolved. The Wieninger family acquired the monastery and farm buildings, gave the residents of the area work and allowed settlement in the area. In 1807 the monastery church became a parish church. The previous parish church in Unterirsham was demolished.

Until 1838 the community of Fürstenzell belonged to the district court of Griesbach and was then assigned to the newly established district court of Passau II. In 1840 there were three farmers, 29 cottagers and eleven craftsmen in Fürstenzell in addition to the monastery property.

The Wieninger family sold the building complex of the former monastery in November 1928 to the episcopal brewery Hacklberg , which, however, sold it to the German province of the Marist Fathers in 1930 . The Marists opened the Marist High School in 1948.

Fürstenzell since the Second World War

The town hall of Fürstenzell

After the Second World War, building activity began in Fürstenzell, not least because of the influx of refugees. Fürstenzell received a town hall in 1950, a Protestant church in 1953, an eight-class elementary school in 1955, an outdoor swimming pool in 1962 and a mechanical-biological sewage treatment plant in 1967.

The local hospital was expanded significantly in 1932, but had to close in 1997. In the rooms there is now an outpatient trauma surgery and an eye clinic. In 2008 the dialysis center moved to a new building nearby. The former nurses' home has been home to the state health department since a renovation. The children's home, a women's convent with an attached kindergarten, built a home elementary school for girls in 1969/70. In 1971/72 a new building for the Marist High School was built for around 1000 students.

For the 900th anniversary of the parish and 700th anniversary of the monastery, Fürstenzell was given the name Markt on June 26, 1975. The new town hall of the sub-center Fürstenzell was built in 1982/83.


As part of the regional reform, the municipalities of Altenmarkt and Bad Höhenstadt and parts of the municipality of Engertsham were incorporated on January 1, 1972 . In 1978, most of the Voglarn community and parts of the Sandbach community followed .

Population development

In the period from 1988 to 2018, the market grew from 6,948 to 8,157 by 1,209 inhabitants or 17.4%.


Market council

Due to the election on March 15, 2020 , the following distribution of seats in the municipal council resulted:


The first mayor is Manfred Hammer (SPD), who was elected on March 16, 2014 with 53.04% of the vote. On March 15, 2020, he was elected for a further six years with 85.0% of the vote.

Ursula Berchtold (CSU) has been his deputy since November 2016; she was re-elected at the constituent meeting in May 2020, as was 3rd Mayor Michael Gruber (SPD).

coat of arms

Fürstenzell coat of arms
Blazon : "In Blue With Golden Shield main board under a silver-red gespickelten rafters a golden crown of leaves."

Declaration of coat of arms: The (spiked) rafter in silver and red, divided by points, is the abbey coat of arms of the Cistercian monastery Fürstenzell.


Economy and Infrastructure


In 2017 there were 2,147 jobs subject to social security contributions in the municipality. Of the resident population, 3,132 people were in an employment relationship subject to compulsory insurance. This means that the number of out-commuters was 985 more than that of in-commuters. 111 inhabitants were unemployed.


In 2016 there were 116 farms. Of the community area, 5257 hectares were used for agriculture.


The airfield Fürstenzell is located about 2 km east of the village center, on top of rice Ching. The asphalt runway measures 485 × 12 m and is approved as a special landing pad for all types of aircraft up to 3700 kg maximum take-off weight (MTOW) and helicopters up to 5700 kg .

The recently completely renovated Fürstenzell station is located about one kilometer from the town center in the district of Aspertsham. It lies on the Passau – Neumarkt – Sankt Veit railway line . The trains run to Passau Hbf every hour . Other stops in the community area are Bad Höhenstadt and Engertsham .

The bus connection is provided by the VLP (Verkehrsgemeinschaft Passauer Land), a subsidiary of the RBO. On weekdays between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. there are around 20 buses to Passau and in the opposite direction to Bad Griesbach. There are three connections each on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The night express leaves Passau at 12:25 a.m. (Friday and Saturday).

The town is connected to the A3 motorway via the Passau-Mitte and Passau-Süd exits . The state roads St 2118 Passau-Bad Griesbach, St 2618 Passau-Fürstenzell and St 2118 Ortenburg-Neuhaus (Inn) run through the village .


  • Kindergartens in Fürstenzell ("Noah's Ark" and "St. Maria"), Engertsham, Jägerwirth and Bad Höhenstadt ("Wilhelm Diess") with a total of 585 places (as of 2018)
  • Primary schools in Engertsham, Fürstenzell and Jägerwirth
  • Fürstenzell Middle School
  • Home elementary school St. Maria
  • Marist High School Fürstenzell
  • Fürstenzell Music School
  • Volkshochschule Fürstenzell ("Volksbildungswerk")


  • Sports facility on Schulstrasse: Stadium with standing stand, grass field, hard court; Mini pitch (artificial turf); Asphalt stick tracks; (FC Fürstenzell)
  • Installation of the TC Blau-Weiß Fürstenzell: 8 clay courts, tennis hall with 3 courts (completion 10/2016)
  • Outdoor pool on the Weinhügel: 25 m swimming pool, non-swimmer area with 2 water slides, children's paddling pool
  • Golf course: 18 hole (par 73) and 6 hole short course , driving range and practice area, clubhouse with public restaurant (Germany's first FengShui golf course)
  • House of Sports “Old Dairy”: 1. Karate Dojo Fürstenzell (Halle); Fürstenzeller Schützen (small-caliber shooting range); MSC Fürstenzell
  • Sports fields in Jägerwirth, Bad Höhenstadt and Engertsham
  • Tennis facilities in Jägerwirth and Engertsham
  • Riding arenas


Honorary citizen

  • August Wieschemeyer (1904–1979), Marist priest and theologian, who made great contributions to the Fürstenzell monastery and thus to the entire town
  • Ludwig Geiger, former mayor
  • Michael Holler, Former Mayor
  • Franz Lehner, retired mayor D.
  • Franz Saller
  • Rudolf Gstöttl
  • Josef Kreilinger
  • Ludwig Danner
  • Walter Berchtold

Bearer of the citizen's medal

  • Alfons Sagmeister
  • Georg "Schosi" Wagner
  • Walter Berchtold
  • Ludwig Wimmer Sr.
  • Ferdinand Antesberger
  • Sister Amanda (Maria Maier)
  • Father Willy Neufeld
  • Maria Kosa
  • Gotthard Kosa
  • Robert Gruber
  • Georg Kalhofer
  • Josef Sagmeister
  • Franz Achatz
  • Jürgen Gottwald
  • Franz Krenn
  • Thomas Stockinger
  • Josef Heigl
  • Hermann-Josef Zumsande
  • Johann Gerauer

Bearer of the cultural letter of honor

Carrier of the social letter of honor

  • Ida Witowski-Niederfeilner
  • Anna Kosa
  • "Creative Women"

Sons and daughters of the church

Connected to the community

  • Ottfried Fischer (* 1953), actor and cabaret artist, attended the Marist High School in Fürstenzell
  • Alois Mannichl (* 1956), Police Director of the City of Passau , lives in Fürstenzell and was the victim of a knife attack there
  • Christoph Ebbert (* 1971), design professor in Manchester, attended the Marist High School and became Germany's youngest patent holder as a student

Web links

Commons : Fürstenzell  - 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. http://www.bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de/orte/ortssuche_action.html ? Anzeige=voll&modus=automat&tempus=+20111117/183316&attr=OBJ&val= 740
  3. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 620 .
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 548 .
  5. Local council election March 15, 2020
  6. ^ Members of the parish council , accessed on July 16, 2020
  7. https://www.pnp.de/lokales/stadt_und_landkreis_passau/passau_land/2289975_Uschi-Berchtold-neue-zweite-Buergermeisterin.html Passauer new press on the election of the 2nd mayor
  8. ^ Entry on the coat of arms of Fürstenzell  in the database of the House of Bavarian History