|coat of arms||Germany map|
|Administrative region :||Upper Palatinate|
|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|
|LOCODE :||DE HOG|
|Market structure:||23 districts|
Market administration address :
|Mayor :||Florian Junkes ( CSU / Free Voters )|
|Location of the Hohenburg market in the Amberg-Sulzbach district|
There are 23 parish parts:
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 .
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.
- 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
- –1978: Josef Senft
- 1978–1990: Siegfried Härtl (FW)
- 1990–2014: Gerhard Schärl (CSU / FW)
- 2014– : Florian Junkes (CSU)
In the local elections on March 15, 2020, Florian Junkes was re-elected with 61.25% of the vote.
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
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. "
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
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
- 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
- "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 ).
- Municipal Council. Hohenburg community, accessed on August 20, 2020 .
- 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 .
- Official Journal of the Upper Palatinate (PDF), accessed on September 1, 2015.
- City council election 2020
- election 2020
- City council election 2020
- Entry on the coat of arms of Hohenburg in the database of the House of Bavarian History