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Coat of arms of the municipality of Immenreuth
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Coordinates: 49 ° 55 '  N , 11 ° 52'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Tirschenreuth
Height : 504 m above sea level NHN
Area : 26.44 km 2
Residents: 1858 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 70 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 95505
Area code : 09642
License plate : TIR, KEM
Community key : 09 3 77 127
Community structure: 16 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Kemnather Str. 42
95505 Immenreuth
Website :
Mayor : Thomas Kaufmann
Location of the municipality of Immenreuth in the Tirschenreuth district
Landkreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge Landkreis Bayreuth Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab Erbendorf Pullenreuth Kastl (bei Kemnath) Waldershof Kemnath Wiesau Waldsassen Tirschenreuth Reuth bei Erbendorf Plößberg Pechbrunn Neusorg Neualbenreuth Mitterteich Mähring Leonberg (Oberpfalz) Kulmain Krummennaab Konnersreuth Fuchsmühl Friedenfels Falkenberg (Oberpfalz) Ebnath Brand (Oberpfalz) Bärnau Immenreuth Tschechienmap
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Immenreuth (Bavarian: Immarad) is a municipality in the Upper Palatinate district of Tirschenreuth and is not far from the Fichtelgebirge . The place of the same name is both the capital and the seat of the municipal administration.

Community structure

There are 16 parish parts:


The history of Immenreuth goes back to the year 1195. In this historically important year, the former monastery Weißenohe (as Imurut) was founded by Pope Coelestin III. mentioned. Due to the favorable location of Immenreuth (on the trade route to Eger in today's Czech Republic ), the population increased increasingly. The small village experienced a great boom in 1878 when the Nuremberg – Cheb railway was opened. As a result, the area also sparked interest in larger companies, which led to rapid growth in both the population and the economy. Glass, ceramics and building materials were the first goods that went all over the world by rail from Immenreuth. Fortunately, Immenreuth was largely spared from the two world wars, which contributed to the fact that refugees from eastern areas and, due to the proximity to the Soviet occupation zone , also from Leipzig and Dresden were able to settle and were accepted.

Development of the municipal area

In 1945 or 1946, the previously independent municipality of Punreuth was incorporated into the municipality of Ahornberg. She came to Immenreuth on January 1, 1978. On the same day, parts of the area of ​​the dissolved community of Lenau were incorporated.

On September 1, 2008, the two undeveloped, community-free areas Ahornberger Forst and Flötz were incorporated into the community of Immenreuth.

On February 12, 2009, in a vote that was accompanied by great media interest, the local council decided against a change of district from the Upper Palatinate district of Tirschenreuth to the Upper Franconian district of Bayreuth , although according to calculations by Mayor Merkl, the town would pay almost 120,000 euros less annually would have to. On June 7, 2009, a referendum took place on the change of district. A clear majority of 71% of voters voted to remain in the Tirschenreuth district.

On January 1, 2017, parts of the dissolved community-free area Lenauer Forst came to the community.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018, the population stagnated or increased from 1,889 to 1,903 by 14 inhabitants or 0.7%.

coat of arms

Immenreuth coat of arms
Blazon : "In red a lowered silver bar, in it three blue tips, above it two golden Reuthauen diagonally crossed."

The Reuthauen are typical peasant clearing tools as a speaking image for the place name base word -reuth . The bar from the family coat of arms of the Pfreimder, covered with points, stands for the changing noble owners of rights and goods; From the end of the 15th to the 18th century, the Pfreims exercised sovereignty rights in the town of Zweifelau (Kulmain estate at the church), which belongs to the municipality of Immenreuth.

Culture and sights

Wave slide


  • Catholic Church Heart of Jesus
  • Summer holiday center with outdoor pool

The natural adventure pool was opened as a conventional outdoor pool in 1972 and, after extensive renovation, reopened from 2009 to 2011 with ecological treatment of the water. In addition to a diving platform , the pool also has a wave slide

  • campsite


The holiday resort of Immenreuth is located in one of the most varied areas of Northern Bavaria. Many idyllic lakes, such as the Hirschberg- and Heidweiher nature reserve in the Gabellohe and the large forest areas Ahornberger Forst and Lenauer Forst, are criss-crossed by hiking trails that lead to the Bayreuth House .


  • Tannenberg ski lift
  • Cross-country trails
  • Sports club Immenreuth (tennis, table tennis, football)

Economy and Infrastructure

A modern plastics processing company developed from the glass factory. Three local construction companies operate nationwide. The infrastructure of Immenreuth includes elementary school, kindergarten, Catholic church, Protestant church, doctors, practice for physical therapy, interdisciplinary practice group for occupational therapy (Christiane Reiche) and speech therapy (Alexandra Schmidt), cosmetic studio, banking institutes, grocery stores, butchers, beverage stores, agricultural businesses, agricultural machinery dealers , Building locksmiths, sawmills, carpentry, painting, dredging, timber trading company with haulage company, logging company, import / export trading company, hairdressing studios, advertising agency, flower and decoration shops, motor vehicle dealers, plumbing companies, electrical shops, building planning offices, software development offices, sports shops and restaurants.

Public facilities


The Immenreuth stop is on the Nuremberg – Cheb railway line .

Honorary citizen


The SOS Children's Village "Upper Palatinate", one of the 14 German SOS Children's Villages, is located in Immenreuth .

See also

Web links

Commons : Immenreuth  - 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. ^ Immenreuth municipal council. Immenreuth community, accessed on August 24, 2020 .
  3. Numbers and data about Immenreuth. Immenreuth community, accessed on August 24, 2020 .
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  5. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 495 .
  6. ^ 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. 663 .
  7. Immenreuth remains Upper Palatinate ,, February 13, 2009
  8. For the time being, no change to Upper Franconia ( memento from February 15, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), br-online Sturio Franken, February 12, 2009
  9. Biggest piece of the pie , of April 10, 2014
  10. ^ Entry on the coat of arms of Immenreuth  in the database of the House of Bavarian History
  11. Operator website of the nature adventure pool
  12. Deserved Citizens on the community homepage