St. Nikolaus (Högelstein)
The Catholic parish church of St. Nikolaus Högelstein (formerly Hohenstein) is located almost 200 meters southwest of the German-Czech border in the forest between Neualbenreuth and Mähring in the Tirschenreuth district and is a branch church of the Mähring parish of St. Katharina .
Almost 800 years ago there was a first place of worship in this area. Since 1183 the village was the seat of a Högelstein provost , the provost for Reichenbach Abbey belonged. This was in 1118, 15 years before the foundation of the Waldsassen monastery , also by Margrave Diepold III. founded by Vohburg .
In 1442 the Waldsassen monastery bought the provost's office. The wooden church was a branch church of Mähring as early as 1695.
The church in its current form was built in 1899 after the chapel was burned down in the same place by a lightning strike in 1894.
From 1976 to 1978 the municipality of Mähring carried out a complete interior and exterior restoration, which was necessary again from 1996 to 1997.
- Detlef Knipping, Gabriele Raßhofer: Tirschenreuth district (= Bavarian State Office for Monument Preservation [Hrsg.]: Monuments in Bavaria . Volume III.45 ). Karl M. Lipp Verlag, Lindenberg im Allgäu 2000, ISBN 3-87490-579-9 .
- Information sheet on the church history of the Mähring community in the church