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City of Waldmünchen
Coordinates: 49 ° 19 ′ 34 ″  N , 12 ° 41 ′ 1 ″  E
Height : 505 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 641
Incorporation : May 1, 1978
Postal code : 93449
Area code : 09975
Violinist (Bavaria)

Location of Geigant in Bavaria

The parish village Geigant is a district of the town of Waldmünchen in the Upper Palatinate district of Cham in Bavaria .

Geigant, seen from the mountain Zwirenzl

Geographical location

The place is located about 70 kilometers northeast of Regensburg and 15 kilometers north of Cham .


The early history of Geigant is closely linked to the genealogy of the Geigant and the old castle . The first local name bearer is a Gertrud Gaiganterin mentioned in 1120 . In 1261 a Wolframus de Gigant is mentioned. The area, like the nearby castle near Katzbach , probably belonged to the Margraves of Cham .


On May 1, 1978 Geigant (with the places Katzbach and Rannersdorf incorporated on January 1, 1972) was incorporated into Waldmünchen as part of the Bavarian regional reform .

Culture and sights

The Catholic parish church of St. Bartholomew is characteristic of the townscape . Built and from 1966 to 1969 on May 31, 1970 consecrated that is tent church with weekday chapel and a freestanding tower, the building height dominant of the town. Notable items of equipment are the glass mosaics with eschatological motifs in the church gables , the modern Way of the Cross and the large Vleugels organ, built in 2003 .

Historical monuments can be found in Hauptstraße 6 (historic saddle roof building with a stepped gable, formerly Gasthaus Zum Bräu ), in Hauptstraße 9 (Waldlerhaus with log building upper floor, Gasthaus Altes Haus ) and in Hauptstraße 23 (Epitaph Ritter Kagerer from the 16th century the steps surrounding the church forecourt).

Economy, infrastructure and education

Rail connection

Geigant train stop with the former station building

Geigant has a stop on the Cham – Waldmünchen railway line . The former station building was converted into a residential building. The route is operated by the Upper Palatinate Railway .


Train type route Clock frequency
RB Cham (Upper Palatinate) - Willmering - Geigant - Waldmünchen Every 2 hours


In Geigant there is a primary school with two full-time teachers and 44 children in combined year classes (as of 2016/2017). The school building stands on the site of the former Geigant Castle . The old parish church, which was demolished in the course of the construction of the new church, stood roughly in the area of ​​today's playground.

A publicly accessible library exists as a parish library in the parish center.


  • Voluntary fire brigade Geigant (Ed.): Festschrift for the inauguration of the tool shed . Geigant 1987 (contains a historical outline of the local history).
  • Heinrich Siebenhörl: Geigant, a district of Waldmünchen . In: Waldmünchner Heimatbote , 36, 2002, pp. 52–61.
  • Hansjörg Schneider: How Geigant got an industrial settlement . In: Waldmünchner Heimatbote , 24, 1991, pp. 54–57.

Web links

Commons : Geigant  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Bernhard Ernst, 2001, pp. 98-101.
  2. ^ 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, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 643 .
  3. Parish Curatia St. Bartholomäus Geigant (ed.): The new building of the Church of St. Bartholomäus in Geigant . Fuß, Waldmünchen 1970, p. 2 .
  4. Geigant Organ Building Association (ed.): The new Vleugels organ in the Geigant parish church . Perlinger Druck, Furth in Wald 2003.
  5. ^ Website of the Geigant elementary school
  6. ^ Geigant elementary school in the school database of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture , accessed on October 2, 2017.
  7. Parish Curatia St. Bartholomäus Geigant (ed.): The new building of the Church of St. Bartholomäus in Geigant . Fuß, Waldmünchen 1970.