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Coat of arms of the municipality of Pullenreuth
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Coordinates: 49 ° 55 '  N , 12 ° 0'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Tirschenreuth
Management Community : Neusorg
Height : 542 m above sea level NHN
Area : 43.19 km 2
Residents: 1663 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 39 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 95704
Area code : 09234
License plate : TIR, KEM
Community key : 09 3 77 148
Community structure: 35 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Kirchstrasse 10
95704 Pullenreuth
Website : www.pullenreuth.de
Mayor : Hubert Kraus ( CSU )
Location of the municipality of Pullenreuth 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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Klausenkapelle zum Heiligen Kreuz at Dechantsees near Pullenreuth

Pullenreuth (Bavarian: Bullnrad) is a municipality in the Upper Palatinate district of Tirschenreuth and a member of the Neusorg administrative association .


The community lies at the foot of the stone forest and borders the Fichtel Mountains . It is also located on the formerly important trade route from Nuremberg to Prague .

Community structure

The municipality of Pullenreuth is divided into 35 districts:

The district of Pilgramsreuth is also the namesake of the natural sub-unit Pilgramsreuther Sattel (394-B), which divides the section from the Kosseine to the Steinwald from the main natural unit Hohes Fichtelgebirge (394).

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Neusorg , Waldershof , Kulmain , Kemnath and Erbendorf .


The place Pullenreuth was first mentioned in a document in 1244, it is assumed that the place has existed since at least the beginning of the 11th century. In 1285 the Duke Pullenreuth had it entered in a so-called Salbuch , which described the affiliation to Waldeck Castle:

  • "Redditus bonorum castri in Waldecke" (directory of the goods of the castle of Waldeck)
  • "A ltenpulnreut proprium" (own)
  • "P ulnret unus mansus" (an estate)

In 1286 Pullenreuth was taken over by the Waldsassen monastery .


In 1945 or 1946 part of the community Dechantsees was incorporated. On January 1, 1972, Lochau, Mengersreuth, Pilgramsreuth and Trevesen were added. A small part of the dissolved Poppenreuth community with around ten residents was reclassified to Pullenreuth. The much larger area of ​​the dissolved municipality of Langentheilen, which had included the municipality of Höll and Haid and the remainder of Dechantsees in 1945 or 1946, followed on May 1, 1978.

Origin of the place name

The names of Pullenreuth and the district Mengersreuth end with the syllable -reuth, which can be translated as cleared, cleared, clearing. The beginning of the district name is said to go back to a man named Meingotz. But this is probably a mistake; Mengersreuth is not as old as Pullenreuth (Middle High German: "Pulnruit"). According to this, the name Mengersreuth should go back to the noble family of Mengersreuth (Mengersreuth near Weidenberg in Upper Franconia ), who acquired land in Riglasreuth in 1407 and built a castle there. They expanded their area further to Pullenreuth. However, in Pullenreuth in 1910 they only owned the area to the right of the Hartbach; henceforth this part was called Mengersreuth, the other Dechantsee.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018, the population fell from 1953 to 1692 by 261 or 13.4%.


Catholic Church of St. Martin

The population of Pullenreuth is almost without exception committed to the Roman Catholic Church .


Town hall and former school of Pullenreuth

Municipal council

Result of the election of the municipal council on March 16, 2014:

  • CSU 5 seats
  • SPD 1 seats
  • FWG 3 seats
  • UWG 3 seats

coat of arms

Blazon: in red under a silver drawbar scale, a golden drinking vessel (so-called double scourer).

The municipality has had the coat of arms since 1973.

Partner communities

Economy and Infrastructure

Pullenreuth is an agricultural community, i. that is, that many of the citizens are farmers.


Pullenreuth does not have its own connection to motorways or federal highways, but the place name is mentioned on the exit sign No. 15 of the A 93 . Pullenreuth is located on the state road between the regional centers of Kemnath and Marktredwitz .


Pullenreuth had a primary school until the 2006/07 school year , which was attended by around 100 students.


Swedish Cross

Swedish Cross

There is a legend about the so-called Swedish Cross of Dechantsees: “During the Thirty Years War the Swedes tore the heavy iron cross from the roof of the Holy Cross Chapel in Dechantsees and wanted to sink it into a well. But the cross did not sink and kept coming up. ”Since then, the cross has been kept inside the Dechantsee chapel. There is a copy on the gable. The inscription on the cross reads "Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux Vade Retro Satanas Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana Sint Mala quae ...", in English: The cross of the holy father Benedict The cross be light to me; not the dragon / devil be my guide. Back off Satan; never advise me to act in vain. Even if it is bad what you drink ...

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=+20111108/161128&attr=OBJ&val= 1095
  3. Natural subdivision
  4. http://www.bayern-fichtelgebirge.de/stiftland/0.htm
  5. a b Wilhelm Volkert (Ed.): Handbook of the 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 .

Web links

Commons : Pullenreuth  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files