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Coat of arms of the municipality of Kulmain
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Coordinates: 49 ° 53 '  N , 11 ° 54'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Tirschenreuth
Height : 485 m above sea level NHN
Area : 35.55 km 2
Residents: 2241 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 63 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 95508
Area code : 09642
License plate : TIR, KEM
Community key : 09 3 77 133
Community structure: 19 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Main street 28
95508 Kulmain
Website : www.kulmain.de
Mayor : Günter Kopp ( CSU )
Location of the municipality of Kulmain 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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Kulmain (Bavarian: Kulma) is a municipality in the Upper Palatinate district of Tirschenreuth and lies between the Steinwald and the Fichtelgebirge .


Kulmain borders on Kemnath , Immenreuth , Brand , Ebnath , Neusorg and Pullenreuth .

Community structure

Kulmain has 19 districts:


Place name

The place name Kulmain comes from the Slavic Cholmina or Chomane and means hill dwellers.

Modern times

Kulmain belonged to the Amberg Rent Office and the Waldeck Regional Court of the Electorate of Bavaria . In Kulmain there were two country estates with a jurisdiction as with open court brands : Kulmain at the church of the barons of Gobel and Kulmain at the pond of the barons of Ponzelin. In the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria , today's political municipality was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .


In 1945 or 1946 the previously independent municipality of Oberbruck was incorporated. On January 1, 1972, Zinst was added. On January 1, 1978 areas of the dissolved communities Lenau and Oberwappenöst followed. 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 increased from 2,154 to 2,278 by 124 or 5.8%.


Municipal council

The municipal council consists of 14 members:

coat of arms

The description of the coat of arms reads: "Under the blue head of the shield, in it three silver tips covered with a black bar, in red a three-part silver round church building (Armesberg)."

The municipality has had the coat of arms since 1976.

Town twinning

A partnership has existed with the city of Purbach am Neusiedler See since 1988 .

Culture and sights

Architectural monuments

Natural monuments

The place name provides a reference to the Kulmen , which rise not far from the community (compare Rauher Kulm ). The Armesberg is not far from the village .


Honorary citizen

Sons and daughters of the church

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. http://www.bayerische-landesbibliothek-online.de/orte/ortssuche_action.html ? Anzeige=voll&modus=automat&tempus=+20111108/094819&attr=OBJ&val= 1087
  3. Ulrich children: The fortifications in the Tirschenreuth district . From the series: Works on the Archeology of Southern Germany, Volume 28 . Publishing house Dr. Faustus, Büchenbach 2013, ISBN 978-3-933474-82-7 , p. 56.
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 495 .
  5. ^ 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 .
  6. Biggest piece of the pie , www.onetz.de of April 10, 2014
  7. List of monuments for Kulmain (PDF) at the Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation

Web links

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