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Coat of arms of the Illschwang municipality
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Illschwang highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 27 '  N , 11 ° 41'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Amberg-Sulzbach
Management Community : Illschwang
Height : 488 m above sea level NHN
Area : 54.21 km 2
Residents: 1985 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 37 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 92278
Area code : 09666
License plate : AS, BUL , ESB , NAB , SUL
Community key : 09 3 71 131
Address of the
municipal administration:
At Dorfplatz 2
92278 Illschwang
Website :
Mayor : Dieter Dehling ( CSU )
Location of the community Illschwang in the district of Amberg-Sulzbach
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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Illschwang is a municipality in the Upper Palatinate district of Amberg-Sulzbach and the seat of the Illschwang administrative community . The place of the same name is both the capital and the seat of the municipal administration.


The community is located in the Upper Palatinate Jura about 15 kilometers west of Amberg and about 50 kilometers east of Nuremberg .

Community structure

There are 32 districts:


Until the church is planted

The place was first mentioned in 1086 under the name Ilswank . At first it was owned by the Kastl monastery . By Margrave Diepold III. From Vohburg it was donated to Reichenbach Abbey in 1118 , which established a provost's office here. The monastery affiliation lasted until the abolition of the monastery in the secularization in 1803.


In the course of the municipal reorganization of Bavaria , on July 1, 1972 the Dietersberg community and on July 1, 1976 the districts of Bachetsfeld, Bodenhof and Schwand were incorporated into the dissolved community of Bachetsfeld. On January 1, 1978, the communities Augsberg, parts of the community Angfeld and the community part Götzendorf of the dissolved community Götzendorf followed.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the municipality grew from 1,591 to 1,985 by 394 inhabitants or 24.8%. On December 31, 2008 Illschwang had 2,130 inhabitants.


There is the simultaneous church of St. Vitus (Veit) in the village . Illschwang is one of the nine communities in the northeast of the Upper Palatinate in which the majority of the population is Protestant.


City council election 2020
(in %)
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a CSU including BV
Current distribution of seats in the Illschwang municipal council (March 15, 2020)
A total of 14 seats

CSU including BV

St. Vitus in Illschwang


The first mayor is Dieter Dehling ( CSU -BV). In the local elections on March 15, 2020, he was re-elected with 74.82% of the vote.

Municipal council

The municipal council has 14 members. Another member and chairman of the municipal council is the mayor. In the local elections on March 15, 2020, 1,260 of the 1,661 residents eligible to vote in the Illschwang municipality exercised their right to vote, bringing the turnout to 75.86%.

coat of arms

Illschwang coat of arms
Blazon : "Above a blue shield base, inside a silver heraldic lily, in gold a red dragon."

Introduced in 1986

Economy and Infrastructure


In 2017 there were 294 jobs subject to social security contributions in the municipality. Of the resident population, 881 people were in employment subject to compulsory insurance. This means that the number of out-commuters was 587 more than that of in-commuters. 19 residents were unemployed.


In 2016 there were 60 farms. Of the community area, 2161 hectares were used for agriculture.


There are

  • a day-care center with 85 approved places and 62 registered children (as of March 1, 2018) and
  • the Illschwang primary school with 135 students and seven teachers (2018/19 school year).

Culture and sights

Illschwang is a multi-award-winning village and received the federal "EUROPA NOSTRA" award in 1990 for exemplary and sustainable village renewal. In 1992 an international jury awarded Illschwang the European Village Renewal Prize . The townscape is determined by the simultaneous parish church of St. Vitus and St. Veit, unique in Bavaria , which was built by Reichenbacher monks in the 12th century. It stands on a hill visible from afar and is surrounded by a castle-like wall system.

View of Illschwang

Further sights are the simultaneous church of St. Magdalena in Götzendorf and the baroque simultaneous church of St. Margareth in the Frankenhof district.


In the south, the federal motorway 6 runs through the municipality.


  • Father Leo König SJ (born May 11, 1852 in Illschwang, † April 19, 1928 in Kalksburg / Austria), historical researcher, composer, professor
  • Johann Christian Heinrich Seidel , Protestant pastor and song writer (1743–1787)

Web links

Commons : Illschwang  - 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. ^ Illschwang municipality in the local database of the Bavarian State Library Online . Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, accessed on July 28, 2020.
  3. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 578 .
  4. ^ 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. 639 and 640 .
  5. ^ Assumption of Mary: No public holiday in nine Upper Palatinate parishes , BR24, accessed on August 15, 2020.
  6. Results of local elections 2020. OK.VOTE, March 15, 2020, accessed on May 16, 2020 .
  7. ^ First mayor of the Illschwang community. Illschwang municipality, accessed on August 24, 2020 .
  8. Results of local elections 2020. OK.VOTE, March 15, 2020, accessed on May 16, 2020 .
  9. Results of local elections 2020. OK.VOTE, March 15, 2020, accessed on May 16, 2020 .
  10. ^ Entry on Illschwang's coat of arms  in the database of the House of Bavarian History
  11. Illschwang primary school in the school database of the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture , accessed on July 28, 2020.