Forchheim district

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Coat of arms of the Forchheim district Map of Germany, position of the Forchheim district highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 43 '  N , 11 ° 10'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Franconia
Administrative headquarters : Forchheim
Area : 642.79 km 2
Residents: 116,203 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 181 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : FO, EBS , PEG
Circle key : 09 4 74
Circle structure: 29 municipalities
Address of the
district administration:
Am Streckerplatz 3
91301 Forchheim
Website :
District Administrator : Hermann Ulm ( CSU )
Location of the Forchheim district in Bavaria
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The district of Forchheim is in the south of the administrative district of Upper Franconia in Bavaria. He is a member of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region .



A large part of the district is in Franconian Switzerland . The Regnitz flows through the west of the district, coming from Nuremberg / Erlangen , from south to north , which takes in the Wiesent coming from the east near the district town of Forchheim and further downstream, on the border with the district of Bamberg, the Aisch coming from the west . Further south near Erlangen, the Schwabach , which also flows through the Forchheim district, also flows into the Regnitz. The Main-Danube Canal runs through the district roughly parallel to the Regnitz . The highest point in the district is the Silberecke (602 meters above sea level) near Hiltpoltstein .

Neighboring areas

The district borders clockwise to the north, starting with the districts of Bamberg , Bayreuth , Nürnberger Land and Erlangen-Höchstadt .


Regional courts

Most of the area around Forchheim was under the suzerainty of the Bishop of Bamberg for almost 800 years until the bishopric of Bamberg was occupied by Bavarian troops on November 29, 1802. After incorporation into Bavaria , the regional courts of Forchheim and Graefenberg were founded in today's district in 1803 , which were responsible for both the judiciary and the administration. They initially belonged to the Pegnitzkreis , from 1808 to the Rezatkreis and from 1817 to the Obermainkreis , which was renamed Upper Franconia in 1838 .

District Office

The District Office Forchheim was formed in 1862 through the merger of the regional courts of the older order Forchheim and Graefenberg.

On January 1, 1889, the city of Forchheim left the district office.


On January 1, 1939, as everywhere in the German Reich, the designation district was introduced. The district office became the Forchheim district.

On April 1, 1940, the city of Forchheim was incorporated into the district. On April 1, 1948, Forchheim became a district again.

The district of Forchheim belonged to the administrative district of Upper Franconia even before the regional reform . In the 1960s, the district had 62 parishes, including one town and four markets .

As part of the regional reform in Bavaria , the delimitation of the district was changed on July 1, 1972:

Municipalities until 1972


  1. Graefenberg


  1. Eggolsheim
  2. Egloffstein
  3. Hiltpoltstein
  4. Neunkirchen am Brand


  1. Affalterthal (today Markt Egloffstein)
  2. Bammersdorf (today Market Eggolsheim)
  3. Buckenhofen (today the large district town of Forchheim)
  4. Burk (today the large district town of Forchheim)
  5. Dachstadt (today Markt Igensdorf)
  6. Dobenreuth (today the municipality of Pinzberg)
  7. Dormitz
  8. Effeltrich
  9. Ermreus (today the municipality of Kunreuth)
  10. Ermreuth (today market Neunkirchen am Brand)
  11. Gaiganz (today the municipality of Effeltrich)
  12. Gosberg (today the municipality of Pinzberg)
  13. Großenbuch (today market Neunkirchen am Brand)
  14. Großengsee (today the municipality of Simmelsdorf , district of Nürnberger Land )
  15. Guttenburg (today the city of Graefenberg)
  16. Hallerndorf
  17. Hausen
  18. Heroldsbach
  19. Hetzles
  20. Hundshaupten (today Egloffstein Market)
  21. Igensdorf
  22. Kappel (today Hiltpoltstein market)
  23. Kauernhofen (today Market Eggolsheim)
  24. Kersbach (today the large district town of Forchheim)
  25. Kirchehrenbach
  26. Kleinsendelbach
  27. Kunreuth
  28. Langensendelbach
  29. People Bach


  1. Lilling (today the city of Graefenberg)
  2. Mittelehrenbach (today the community of Leutenbach)
  3. Neuses an der Regnitz (today Eggolsheim market)
  4. Oberehrenbach (today the community of Leutenbach)
  5. Oesdorf (today the municipality of Heroldsbach)
  6. Pautzfeld (today the municipality of Hallerndorf)
  7. Pettensiedel (today Markt Igensdorf)
  8. Pinzberg
  9. Pommer (today market Igensdorf)
  10. Poxdorf
  11. Rescuers (today Eggolsheim Market)
  12. Reuth (today the major district town of Forchheim)
  13. Rödlas (today Markt Neunkirchen am Brand)
  14. Rüsselbach (today Markt Igensdorf)
  15. Schlaifhausen (today the municipality of Wiesenthau)
  16. Schlammersdorf (today the municipality of Hallerndorf)
  17. Schnaid (today the municipality of Hallerndorf)
  18. Stöckach (today Markt Igensdorf)
  19. Thuisbrunn (today the city of Graefenberg)
  20. Thurn (today the municipality of Heroldsbach)
  21. Walkersbrunn (today the city of Graefenberg)
  22. Weingarts (today the municipality of Kunreuth)
  23. Weißenohe
  24. Weppersdorf (today the municipality of Adelsdorf, district of Erlangen-Höchstadt )
  25. Wiesenthau
  26. Wildenfels (today the municipality of Simmelsdorf, district of Nürnberger Land)
  27. Willersdorf (today the municipality of Hallerndorf)
  28. Wimmelbach (today the municipality of Hausen)
  29. Zaunsbach (today Pretzfeld Market)

Since 1972

On January 1, 1977, the Rosenbach community came from the Erlangen-Höchstadt district to the Forchheim district. They were incorporated into the market in Neunkirchen am Brand .

In 1991 Gudila Freifrau von Pölnitz donated the wildlife park established in 1975 near Hundshaupten Castle to the Forchheim district. On September 23, 2008 the district received the title Place of Diversity awarded by the Federal Government .

Population development

year Residents source
1864 30,366
1885 34,357
1900 27,957
1910 29,679
1925 29,290
1939 41,440
1950 43,878
year Residents source
1960 41,200
1970 46,800
1980 94,500
1990 103,000
2000 112,500
2010 112,985
2013 113.424
year Residents source
2014 113,900
2015 114,834
2016 115.259
2017 115,681
2018 116.099


District Office in Forchheim (2012)

District administrators

District council

District election 2020
Turnout: 68.45% (2014: 66.7%)
n. k.
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-2.84  % p.p.
-0.90  % p
+ 7.81  % p
-3.14  % p
+ 0.10  % p
+ 3.39  % p.p.
+0.65  % p.p.
-1.58  % p
-3.5  % p

The last local elections led to the following allocation of seats in the district council :

Party / list 2002 2008 2014 2020
CSU 25th 22nd 23 21st
SPD 11 10 9 7th
Free voters (FW) 13 14th 12 12
Green 3 5 6th 11
Young Citizens (JB) 4th 5 5 5
Forchheim district voter initiative (WLF) 2 2 2 -
The Republicans 1 1 1 -
FDP 1 1 2 2
AfD - - - 2
total 60 60 60 60

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the Forchheim district
Blazon : “Over a silver shield base, inside a red fish, split by gold and red; in front a left-facing, red-armored black lion covered with a silver sloping left bar; behind an inclined silver key. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The district coat of arms goes into the history of three former regional authorities.
  • The Bamberg Lion refers to the Diocese of Bamberg , the most important ruler in the district until the end of the Old Kingdom in 1803.
  • The key is the coat of arms of the Lords of Schlüsselbergstraße taken, which were mainly in the area around Ebermannstadt important.
  • The fish from the city's coat of arms reminds of the fact that the formerly independent city of Forchheim belonged to the district .

The former coat of arms (until 1974) shows gold and red split; in front a left-facing, red-armored black lion covered with a silver sloping left bar; behind a golden bridal crown with hanging ribbons over two golden cherries connected by the stems.


Partnerships exist with the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district of Berlin, the French city ​​of Biscarrosse and the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district in Saxony.

Economy and Infrastructure

In the Future Atlas 2016, the Forchheim district was ranked 51st out of 402 districts and independent cities in Germany, making it one of the places with “high future opportunities”.



The main axis of long-distance traffic is the Regnitz valley, in which the Kingdom of Bavaria had the Nuremberg - Bamberg line built as early as 1844 for the Ludwigs-Süd-Nord-Bahn .

From the district town of Forchheim, the Bavarian State Railways put two local railways into operation. The first led in 1891 in the Wiesenttal up to the former district town of Ebermannstadt, the second in 1892 across the Aischgrund to Höchstadt .

From Ebermannstadt the valleys of Franconian Switzerland should be opened up. At the beginning of the First World War, the line in the Leinleitertal to Heiligenstadt was opened in 1915 . In contrast, the construction of the line to Behringersmühle dragged on in stages until 1930; then the Deutsche Reichsbahn abandoned the plan to establish the connection via Pottenstein to Pegnitz .

The south of the district was served by the secondary railway Erlangen-Eschenau-Graefenberg in 1886 , which became known under the name Seku or manatee .

Today, regular passenger traffic is still 34 kilometers long. In contrast, four local railway sections with a length of 39 kilometers were closed:

In the Wiesent valley between Ebermannstadt and Behringersmühle, the Fränkische Schweiz e. V. the tourist traffic with their museum train.

Local public transport (ÖPNV)

  • history
The district of Forchheim had already joined the Zweckverband Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg (VGN) early on (1987) . Until the "Reformation" of local public transport, which was triggered by a district council resolution in 2001, public bus services in the Forchheim district consisted of lines that were partly self-operated and partly subsidized by the district. Most of the concessions were owned by the local rail bus company Omnibusverkehr Franken (OVF), some of them were owned by smaller family businesses. (See also: public transport authority )
  • Reorganization of the public bus routes
In 2005, the district of Forchheim was the first district in Bavaria to start tendering its public bus routes across Europe in the form of line bundles (LB). Three LB or lines were tendered together with neighboring districts (Bayreuth, Erlangen-Höchstadt). Until then, only the district of Munich had already reassigned individual lines in the same way. An indispensable prerequisite for the invitation to tender was the preparation of a local transport plan corresponding to the Bavarian local transport guidelines, which was first developed under the guidance of VGN GmbH. In particular, the "adequate traffic service" and the concept of line bundling were to be specified.
In the first step, six line bundles with 20 individual lines and a total transport performance of around 1.7 million bus kilometers were put up for tender. With the exception of a single LB (line 208), all surcharges went to local (regional) bus companies, which by then had for the most part already operated the lines. In addition to OVF, for the first time a family business also received the transport order for two smaller lines (LB 4, VGN lines 235, 236). Although some family businesses lost some of their own lines, the continued existence of all local businesses as subcontractors could be ensured, contrary to initial fears. The start of operations after the first round of tenders took place on June 1, 2006.
In the following years, the regular services were gradually optimized, which was only possible to a very limited extent before the tender. With the VGN timetable change in 2007/08, LB 1 (Stadtverkehr Forchheim) was expanded to 30-minute intervals and LB 2 (Northern regional lines: Hallerndorf and Eggolsheim) to one-hour intervals during rush hour (HVZ). The central connection ("rendezvous") of all lines has since been set up at the new central bus station (ZOB) Forchheim.
In 2008/09, LB 3, 4 and 5 were also extended to 60-minute intervals (HVZ). At the same time, at the beginning of the VGN leisure season, new leisure lines were set up every two hours ("Trubachtalexpress" line 229: Graefenberg – Obertrubach / Egloffstein – Gößweinstein, “Wildparkexpress” line 235: Ebermannstadt station – Wildpark Hundshaupten – Egloffstein) or Hourly cycle ("Wiesenttalexpress" line 389: Ebermannstadt – Pegnitz station) created. They are all interlinked and together open up the recreational area of ​​(Forchheim) Franconian Switzerland, which is important for the entire Nuremberg area, and represent an important basis for regional day-to-day tourism on the weekends.
A fourth weekend line was set up in 2010 with the “Hallerndorfer Kellerexpress” (VGN line 265). In the VGN summer season (May 1st – November 1st), it runs the popular two lines in 2012 and 2013, now three in 2014, established as the front runners in the “VGN Leisure Line Charts”.
The total performance of bus traffic in the Forchheim district increased from the previous two to approximately three million kilometers after all the optimization stages were completed. Further increases in performance resulted from the initial tendering of LB 7 (regional lines west) and 8 (regional lines south), whereby the scope of LB 8 (DB Regiobus) changed only slightly, while that of LB 7 (Kraus, Buckenhofen) changed due to the consolidation of the The frequency of line 206 in the evenings and on weekends as well as the realignment of the VGN line 216 to the new Kersbach S-Bahn stop was significantly expanded. The integration of the school bus line 206 S, which had previously been exempt from public transport, brought a further increase into public transport one year later.
The last increase in performance was brought about by the second round of tenders, which opened in December 2012 with the start of operations for LB 3 (Klemm, Ebermannstadt), 4 and 5 (Schmetterling-Reisen, Obertrubach). Three further lines, which had previously been operated independently, were included in the new award. With the VGN timetable change in 2013, LB 1 (DB Regiobus), 2 (Klemm) and 6 (Schmetterling-Reisen) were reassigned. LB 6 (VGN line 208, until then Effeltrich – Erlangen) was realigned to the Baiersdorf train station and the bus kilometer performance was also significantly expanded.
As of December 1, 2015, the total performance of all public bus routes in the Forchheim district was around 3.6 million kilometers. With the planned start-up of new operations of the LB 7 and 8 in December 2018, the second round of awarding contracts, with which all basic traffic will be driven by new and handicapped-accessible low-floor buses. They are air-conditioned throughout and RBL - and thus DEFAS -capable. The other buses required for school transport are limited to a maximum age of 19 years.
  • Bus traffic in numbers (as of: VGN timetable change December 13, 2015)
Annual line kilometers: approx. 3.66 million
Number of bus vehicles used: 96
    • from that:
Standard buses (SL): 83
Low floor (NF): 46
Articulated trains (GL): 6
Small or midi buses: 8
    • Passengers transported (annually): approx. 3.6 million
  • Call bus and call collective taxi
The district's bus network is supplemented by a collective call taxi (AST) and on-call bus (RBus) system. While the RBus only acts as a replacement or a more economical solution in the form of small buses instead of standard buses, the AST covers the so-called total low traffic times (SVZ) every two hours. This means that the district area is supplied with taxi and minibus rides during low-demand traffic times outside of the regular bus schedule times. Since the VGN timetable change in 2015/16, these have been shown in the regular bus timetables.


The federal motorway 73 runs through the district in a north-south direction, with a direct connection to the district town of Forchheim . The federal road 470 comes from the east at Gößweinstein into the district and runs via Ebermannstadt and Forchheim to Heroldsbach, where it leaves the district again to the west of the village. The Federal Highway 2 runs in the southeast of the district (Igensdorf, Graefenberg, Hiltpoltstein).


In the vicinity of Ebermannstadt is the Burg Feuerstein airfield , a commercial airfield for small aircraft. The special airfield at Hetzleser Berg airfield is also located near Neunkirchen am Brand .


In the district of Forchheim there are 22,161 employees subject to social security contributions (as of June 2004). In contrast to other districts of Northern Bavaria, Forchheim has a relatively stable employment trend.

In the manufacturing sector (industry + manufacturing trades) in 2005 there were 6,477 employees in companies with 20 or more employees, who had a turnover of 2.27 billion euros. 72.3% of sales were generated abroad.

According to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) for Upper Franconia, the largest employers are Siemens AG (Forchheim / medical technology), Kennametal GmbH & Co. KG (Ebermannstadt / tool making), Huhtamaki Forchheim GmbH & Co. KG (Forchheim / packaging) and the hospital Forchheim of the United Beneficiary Foundations (Forchheim).

Many residents from the city and the district of Forchheim commute to Erlangen to work .


There are the following secondary schools in the district:


(Residents on December 31, 2019)


  1. Ebermannstadt (6978)
  2. Forchheim , large district town (32,260)
  3. Graefenberg (4152)


  1. Eggolsheim (6587)
  2. Egloffstein (2061)
  3. Goessweinstein (4044)
  4. Hiltpoltstein (1542)
  5. Igensdorf (5084)
  6. Neunkirchen a.Brand (8121)
  7. Pretzfeld (2356)
  8. Wiesent Valley (2480)

Other communities

  1. Dormitz (2059)
  2. Effeltrich (2550)
  3. Hallerndorf (4202)
  4. Hausen (3792)
  5. Heroldsbach (5061)
  6. Hetzles (1350)
  7. Kirchehrenbach (2208)
  8. Kleinsendelbach (1459)
  9. Kunreuth (1429)
  10. Langensendelbach (3124)
  11. People Bach (1662)
  12. Obertrubach (2211)
  13. Pinzberg (1970)
  14. Poxdorf (1494)
  15. Lower Leash (1192)
  16. Weilersbach (1997)
  17. Weißenohe (1171)
  18. Wiesenthau (1607)
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Administrative communities

  1. Dormitz
    (municipalities of Dormitz, Hetzles and Kleinsendelbach)
  2. Ebermannstadt
    (town of Ebermannstadt and municipality of Unterleinleiter)
  3. Effeltrich
    (municipalities of Effeltrich and Poxdorf)
  4. Gosberg
    (based in Pinzberg; member communities: Kunreuth, Pinzberg and Wiesenthau)
  5. Graefenberg
    (City of Graefenberg, Hiltpoltstein market and Weißenohe community)
  6. Kirchehrenbach
    (communities Kirchehrenbach, Leutenbach and Weilersbach)

Culture and sights

In the Forchheim district are u. a. the following sights:

Linde Effeltrich.jpg Tanzlinde Effeltrich municipality
Walberla 2008.jpg Honorary Citizenship (Walberla)
Forchheim Castle - Kaiserpfalz - 2012.jpg Forchheim Castle (Imperial Palace) City of Forchheim
Gößweinstein Castle.jpg Gößweinstein Castle Gößweinstein market
Wiesent Museumseisenbahn.jpg Valley of the Wiesent community Wiesenttal

The city of Forchheim is also known for the town hall, which was transformed into the “most beautiful Advent calendar in the world” during Advent .

Stone crosses

There are numerous stone crosses in the district , most of which are also designated as architectural monuments .

Protected areas

In the Forchheim district there are five nature reserves , four landscape protection areas , 23 protected landscape components , 17 FFH areas , 230 natural monuments and 96 designated geotopes . (As of September 2016)

See also:

freetime and sports


The Forchheim Annafest in the Kellerwald has around 500,000 visitors.


The Franconian Switzerland Marathon is organized by the Forchheim District Sports Office , starting in Forchheim, turning point is the Sachsenmühle and the destination is Ebermannstadt .

Since summer 2010 the year-round Königsbad has replaced the indoor and heated outdoor pools in Forchheim. In the west of the city is the 21 hectare sports island with a wide range of leisure activities.

License Plate

On July 1, 1956, the district was assigned the distinguishing sign FO when the vehicle registration number that is still valid today was introduced . It is still issued today. Since July 10, 2013, the license plate liberalization has also made the distinguishing marks EBS (Ebermannstadt) and PEG (Pegnitz) available.


Web links

Commons : Landkreis Forchheim  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  5. ^ Ordinance on the reorganization of Bavaria into rural districts and independent cities of December 27, 1971
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  24. a b Preliminary results of the Forchheim district election 2008. Forchheim district, March 4, 2008, accessed on April 9, 2014 .
  25. a b Result of the district election 2014 from March 16, 2014 - Forchheim district. Forchheim district, March 19, 2014, accessed on April 9, 2014 .
  26. a b Result of the 2020 district election from March 15, 2020 - Forchheim district. Forchheim district, March 17, 2020, accessed on May 30, 2020 .
  27. Entry on the coat of arms of the Forchheim district  in the database of the House of Bavarian History , accessed on September 5, 2017 .
  28. Partnerships of the district on
  29. Future Atlas 2016. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on October 2, 2017 ; accessed on March 23, 2018 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  30. "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 ).