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Coordinates: 49 ° 56 '  N , 11 ° 58'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Tirschenreuth
Management Community : Neusorg
Height : 573 m above sea level NHN
Area : 17.85 km 2
Residents: 1919 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 108 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 95700
Area code : 09234
License plate : TIR, KEM
Community key : 09 3 77 143
Community structure: 9 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Main street 1
95700 Neusorg
Website :
Mayor : Peter König ( SPD )
Location of the community of Neusorg in the Tirschenreuth district
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Neusorg (Bavarian Neisorch ) is a municipality in the Upper Palatinate district of Tirschenreuth and the seat of the Neusorg administrative community .


The community is located 11 km southwest of Marktredwitz and just under 30 km east of Bayreuth . The main town Neusorg is located in the south of the municipality. Most of the municipality is forested.

Neighboring communities are Pullenreuth , Ebnath and Waldershof .

Community structure

Neusorg has nine districts:


Until the 19th century

Neusorg was founded around 1535. Mining was carried out there from the middle of the 17th century until 1854 . Until then, the place was a small settlement, only with the construction of the Nuremberg – Cheb railway did rapid development begin.

Starting with the church planting

Originally, Neusorg was not the seat of the municipality, but the place Schwarzenreuth. However, mainly through the construction of the railway and through refugees after the Second World War, Neusorg had a much larger population than Schwarzenreuth. On September 17, 1949, the previous community of Schwarzenreuth was renamed Neusorg.

Territorial reform

Before the territorial reform of the 1970s, Neusorg belonged to the district of Kemnath and, in addition to the main town, consisted of the districts of Schurbach, Schwarzenreuth, Stockau, Stöcken (north) and Laundry.

On January 1, 1978, the previously independent community Riglasreuth was incorporated. On May 1, 1978 Wernersreuth followed from the dissolved municipality of Oberwappenöst . On January 1, 1978 Neusorg ceded most of the scattered settlement of Schurbach with around 100 inhabitants to the town of Waldershof .

Population development

Neusorger population development

Between 1988 and 2018, the population fell from 2164 to 1926 by 238 or 11%.


Most of the residents of Neusorg are Catholic . The first clergyman came to Neusorg on August 1, 1930 (Expositus Josef Losch). On September 1, 1946, the foundation stone of the parish church was laid, which is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God . There is also a small Protestant church in the village.



Peter König (SPD) and Oliver Becher (CSU) ran as candidates for the 2020 mayoral election. Peter König was elected with 988 votes (80.6%). Oliver Becher received 238 votes (19.4%). The turnout was 76.8%.

City council election 2020

  • CSU: 5 seats (41.8%)
  • SPD: 5 seats (37.5%)
  • Non-partisan community of voters (ÜWG) Neusorg: 2 seats (20.7%)

coat of arms

Blazon: “Under a black tin shield head in gold over two diagonally crossed black reeds , half a jumping deer.” The community has had the coat of arms since 1980.

Town twinning

  • Czech RepublicCzech RepublicA partnership with the municipality of Skalná in the western Czech Republic has existed since June 1, 1991 .

Architectural monuments

See also: List of architectural monuments in Neusorg

Soil monuments

See: List of ground monuments in Neusorg


  • Fishing Association 1987 Neusorg e. V.
  • Neusorg bowling club
  • Shooting club "Schützenblut" Neusorg
  • SV Neusorg
  • SV Riglasreuth
  • TuS Neusorg


Neusorg train station is on the Nuremberg – Cheb railway line . State roads 2177 and 2181 run through the municipality in the south .

sons and daughters of the town

  • Ludwig Gillitzer (1905–1980), German administrative lawyer and ministerial director
  • Edmund Stauffer (1925–2013), Catholic prelate and dean of Regensburg Cathedral, honorary citizen of Neusorg (1993)
  • Werner Ablass (1949–2018), author and coach

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. Bavarian State Library Online
  3. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 495 .
  4. a b Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality register 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 and 664 .

Web links

Commons : Neusorg  - collection of images, videos and audio files