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Coordinates: 49 ° 18 '  N , 11 ° 48'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Amberg-Sulzbach
Height : 389 m above sea level NHN
Area : 39.28 km 2
Residents: 1532 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 39 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 92277
Area code : 09626
License plate : AS, BUL , ESB , NAB , SUL
Community key : 09 3 71 129
Market structure: 23 districts

Market administration address :
Marktplatz 19
92277 Hohenburg
Website : www.hohenburg.de
Mayor : Florian Junkes ( CSU / Free Voters )
Location of the Hohenburg market in the Amberg-Sulzbach district
Auerbach in der Oberpfalz Königstein (Oberpfalz) Hirschbach (Oberpfalz) Etzelwang Weigendorf Birgland Kastl (Lauterachtal) Edelsfeld Edelsfeld Vilseck Neukirchen bei Sulzbach-Rosenberg Sulzbach-Rosenberg Eichen (gemeindefreies Gebiet) Freihung Hirschau Gebenbach Schnaittenbach Hahnbach Illschwang Freudenberg (Oberpfalz) Ursensollen Ebermannsdorf Ensdorf (Oberpfalz) Kümmersbruck Rieden (Oberpfalz) Hohenburg Schmidmühlen Poppenricht Ammerthal Amberg Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab Weiden in der Oberpfalz Landkreis Schwandorf Landkreis Bayreuth Landkreis Nürnberger Land Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalzmap
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Hohenburg is a market in the Upper Palatinate district of Amberg-Sulzbach in the Upper Palatinate North planning region .


The community is located at the southern end of the Amberg-Sulzbach an der Lauterach district .

Community structure

There are 23 parish parts:

View of Hohenburg (from the direction of Kastl)

The following districts exist : Adertshausen, Allersburg, Egelsheim, Hohenburg, Mendorferbuch, Ransbach, Thonhausen, Taubenbacher Forst.


Until the church is planted

The castle was built around the year 1000 in what was then Nordmark by the Counts of Hohenburg as a border county. Ernst von Hohenburg first appeared in a document in 1080. The widowed Mechthild von Hohenburg married the Margrave Dipold V von Vohburg from the family of Count Dipold von Gingen in 1212. From this connection there were four sons, of whom Berthold was the guardian of the last Hohenstaufen, Konradin . All four brothers died in Sicilian dungeons in 1256/57. After the Margraves of Hohenburg died out, the rulership came to the Regensburg Monastery . The former imperial domination of the Bishopric of Regensburg, together with the free imperial city of Regensburg favor in 1803 by Dalberg secularized and became part of the Principality of Regensburg the Prince Primate von Dalberg. With the Paris Treaty of 1810 , the place came to Bavaria. The castle, the remains of which are still there, finally lost its importance in the 17th century and slowly fell into disrepair.

The market place created near the castle was first mentioned in 1383 and was related to the iron hammer mentioned in 1390. The settlement was fortified with a curtain wall in the Middle Ages.

A thinly populated area between Markt Hohenfels and Hohenburg was used as a military training area from 1939 as part of the armament of the Wehrmacht. The residents of 60 places were relocated. Since 1951 and after an expansion to the west, the Hohenfels training area of the US Army has been located there .

District affiliation

The community, which originally belonged to the district office, from 1939 to the district of Parsberg , was reclassified to the district of Amberg on January 1, 1963 .


On January 1, 1972, the communities Aderthausen, Egelsheim and Mendorferbuch were incorporated, on July 1 of the same year Allersburg and parts of Ransbach and Thonhausen followed from the Neumarkt district in Upper Palatinate . On September 1, 2015, the municipality-free area of Hirschwald was dissolved . A part was incorporated into the community of Hohenburg.


There are three Catholic parishes in Hohenburg , Allersburg and Adertshausen-Mendorferbuch in the community.

Evangelical Christians belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church Congregation Rieden.

Population development

  • 1961: 1616 inhabitants, of which 712 in Hohenburg, 180 in Allersburg, 162 in Adertshausen, 120 in Egelsheim, 247 in Mendorferbuch and 160 from Ransbach
  • 1970: 1601 inhabitants, of which 712 in Hohenburg, 189 in Allersburg, 169 in Adertshausen, 130 in Egelsheim, 256 in Mendorferbuch and 145 in Ransbach
  • 1987: 1003 inhabitants (district Hohenburg)
  • 1991: 1634 inhabitants
  • 1995: 1661 inhabitants
  • 2000: 1681 inhabitants
  • 2005: 1715 inhabitants
  • 2010: 1626 inhabitants
  • 2015: 1573 inhabitants


City council election 2020
(in %)
Current distribution of seats in the Hohenburg municipal council (March 15, 2020)
A total of 12 seats
"Black Town Hall" in Hohenburg


  • 0000–1978: Josef Senft
  • 1978–1990: Siegfried Härtl (FW)
  • 1990–2014: Gerhard Schärl (CSU / FW)
  • 2014– 0000: Florian Junkes (CSU)

In the local elections on March 15, 2020, Florian Junkes was re-elected with 61.25% of the vote.

Municipal council

The municipal council has twelve members. Another member and chairman of the municipal council is the first mayor. In the local elections on March 15, 2020, 942 of the 1,273 residents entitled to vote in the municipality of Hohenburg exercised their right to vote, bringing the turnout to 74.00%.

coat of arms

Hohenburg coat of arms
Blazon : “Under a red shield head with a silver sloping bar divided twice by red, silver and black, on which three golden ears of corn grow, the middle one from the lower edge of the shield, the right and left growing from the shield base; the base of the shield split and in the front under the golden bar gable split from silver and blue, behind under the red bar gable roughened from silver and blue. "
  • Coat of arms history
The silver sloping bar in red in the head of the shield refers to the rule of the Hochstift Regensburg; this part of the market coat of arms has remained unchanged since the first seal, which is an impression of 1548. The original coat of arms of Hohenburg, which the diocese administrator Johann dem Markt bestowed in 1542, was divided into three parts of red, silver and black under the Regensburger Schildhaupt bishopric and alluded to the Diepolding margraves of Hohenburg, who are considered the founders of Hohenburg. This part of the coat of arms also shows the new municipal coat of arms. Around 1610, the black bar in the base of the shield was transformed into a black three-mountain from which three stalks (cane stalks?) Grew; these were interpreted in literature as trees, in local tradition as stalks of grain. In order to document the great gain in the regional reform (incorporation of the formerly independent communities Adertshausen, Allersburg, Egelsheim and Mendorferbuch 1972) in the coat of arms, the family coat of arms of the Scharfenbergs in the front and the Püntzinger in the back were added. These families were important in the history of Adertshausen and Allersburg.
  • Heraldic data
Coat of arms management since 1542, award of the coat of arms by diocese administrator Johann von Regensburg; changed or renewed in 1988, evidenced by the letter of the government of the Upper Palatinate dated May 31, 1988, elements from the family coat of arms of the "Diepoldinger von Hohenburg, von Scharfenberg, Püntzinger"



Town twinning

Since 2010 there has been a city partnership with Sokolac in Bosnia-Herzegovina .

Culture and sights

Sights of Hohenburg include the town hall and the parish church on the market square.

The Hohenburg castle ruins are located high above the town on the Schloßberg in the area of ​​the Hohenfels military training area . However, it belongs to the neighboring community of Hohenfels in the directly neighboring district of Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate .

Another attraction is the Stettkirchen pilgrimage church, which is located about one kilometer southeast of Hohenburg.

In the roof of an old house in Hohenburg there is a nursery room for the great horseshoe bat, which is extremely rare in Germany .

Economy and Infrastructure

Economic data

In 1998, according to official statistics, there were six in the field of agriculture and forestry, 270 in the manufacturing sector and five in the field of trade and transport at the place of work. In other economic sectors 162 people were employed at the place of work subject to social security contributions. There were a total of 809 employees at the place of residence subject to social security contributions. There was one in the manufacturing sector and four in the construction sector. In addition, in 1999 there were 56 farms with an agricultural area of ​​1,777 hectares, 1,636 hectares of which were arable land.

Industrial and commercial park

In Hohenburg there is a small industrial area in which, among other things, a plumber, a carpenter and a violin maker have settled. In the Aicha district in the Adertshausen district , an industrial park emerged from an abandoned Bundeswehr ammunition depot. There are some industrial companies as well as cremation and an urn forest.

Hohenburg solar park

In August 2005, the municipal council decided to found a company (Gesellschaft Solarpark Hohenburg GmbH) for the construction of a photovoltaic system in the industrial park.


  • Connection to the A 6 , junction Amberg-West, via Ursensollen , 14 kilometers
  • Connection to the A 93 , Schwandorf-Süd junction, via Schmidmühlen approx. 30 km
  • Connection to the A 3 , junction Neumarkt-Ost, via Utzenhofen approx. 25 km


There are the following facilities:

  • Kindergartens: Hohenburg and Mendorferbuch
  • Hohenburg elementary school

Fire brigades

  • Hohenburg volunteer fire brigade (base fire brigade of the community of Hohenburg)
  • Mendorferbuch-Egelsheim volunteer fire department
  • Ransbach volunteer fire brigade
  • Allersburg-Berghausen volunteer fire department
  • Adertshausen volunteer fire department

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Thomas Ried (1773–1827), Roman Catholic theologian, historian and cathedral capitular
  • Maria Moritz (1892–1957), Hessian politician (KPD) and MdL
  • Friedrich Heimler (1942–2018), Roman Catholic religious and bishop of Cruz Alta

Web links

Commons : Hohenburg  - 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. Municipal Council. Hohenburg community, accessed on August 20, 2020 .
  3. bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 419 .
  5. ^ Official Journal of the Upper Palatinate (PDF), accessed on September 1, 2015.
  6. ev-kirche-rieden.de
  7. City council election 2020
  8. ↑ Mayoral election 2020
  9. City council election 2020
  10. ^ Entry on the coat of arms of Hohenburg  in the database of the House of Bavarian History
  11. fbs-ho.de