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Coat of arms of the city of Waldershof
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Coordinates: 49 ° 59 '  N , 12 ° 4'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Tirschenreuth
Height : 546 m above sea level NHN
Area : 60.37 km 2
Residents: 4261 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 71 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 95679
Primaries : 09231/09234
License plate : TIR, KEM
Community key : 09 3 77 157
City structure: 27 districts

City administration address :
Markt 1
95679 Waldershof
Website : www.waldershof.de
Mayoress : Margit Bayer ( CSU )
Location of the town of Waldershof 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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Waldershof (Upper Palatinate: Waltershuaf ) is a town in the Upper Palatinate district of Tirschenreuth .


Waldershof is located in the Waldershofer Senke between the Steinwald and the Kosseine in the former Stiftland .

Waldershofer Senke seen from the Steinwald, in the background the peaks from left to right: Ochsenkopf, Schneeberg, Kosseine and Burgstein

Expansion of the urban area

The northern city limit also forms the border to the administrative district of Wunsiedel in the Fichtelgebirge and that of the administrative district of Upper Palatinate to the administrative district of Upper Franconia .

Waldershof is the sixth largest city in the Tirschenreuth district.

City structure

The city of Waldershof is divided into 27 districts:

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Pullenreuth , Marktredwitz , Neusorg , Ebnath , Pechbrunn , Fuchsmühl and Friedenfels .

Together with these neighboring communities, Waldershof forms an agglomeration with around 22,000 inhabitants.


Until the church is planted

In 1244 Gebhard von Leuchtenberg donated his farm in Masch to the Waldsassen monastery with the consent of his sons. In 1263, Landgrave Friedrich von Leuchtenberg transferred the "Waltershove" castle to the monastery together with Wolfersreuth and Meierhof. The castle was first mentioned in a document in 1061. It was not until 1280 that the Leuchtenberg ministerial Friedrich von Waldershof was replaced by the Waldsassen monastery. In 1279 the monastery acquired the village of Pilgramsreuth through a donation. In 1463 the sovereign, Abbot Nicholas IV of the Waldsassen Monastery , granted Waldershof town-like privileges . Until secularization in 1803, the castle and market were under the control of Waldsassen Abbey, but the city became part of the Electorate of Bavaria as early as 1628, which was elevated to a kingdom in 1806. In 1818 the political municipality was established.

20th century

The establishment of the Haviland porcelain factory in 1907 was an important step in the development of an industrial community. In 1963 Waldershof was promoted to town.


Since April 1, 1971, the previously independent communities Rodenzenreuth and Walbenreuth belong to Waldershof. On July 1, 1976, parts of the area of ​​the dissolved community of Lengenfeld were incorporated near Großschlattengrün. On January 1, 1978, the majority of the Poppenreuth community, which was created on July 1, 1972 through the merger of Helmbrechts and Hohenhard, was incorporated. Small parts of the neighboring municipality of Neusorg (about 100 inhabitants) and the dissolved municipality of Langentheilen (fewer than 50 inhabitants) were added on May 1, 1978.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018, the population stagnated or increased by 12 or 0.3% from 4,282 to 4,294.


City council

After the local elections on March 15, 2020, the 16 seats of the city council will be distributed as follows:

  • CSU : 6 seats
  • SPD : 3 seats
  • FW : 5 seats
  • Electoral Association (WB): 2 seats


  • First Mayor: Margit Bayer (CSU)
  • Second Mayor: Mario Rabenbauer (CSU)
  • Third mayor: Gisela Kastner (FW)

coat of arms

Blazon: A red battlement wall in silver, above which three green conifers grow side by side.

The coat of arms has been known since 1463.

Culture and sights

Ganerbeburg in Waldershof (castle)


Natural monuments

Waldershof extends to the Steinwald and Fichtelgebirge nature parks . A large part of the urban area is part of the landscape protection area within the Fichtelgebirge or Steinwald nature park, the former protection zone of the parks. In the southwest of the city near Neumühle, several sinkholes have formed, which were probably created in a marble train that extends from Oberwappenöst to Arzberg, partly to the surface.

Economy and Infrastructure

Established businesses

  • The bicycle manufacturer CUBE has its headquarters in Waldershof with a production area of ​​20,000 square meters.
  • The Mössbauer car dealership group is one of the 100 largest automotive companies in Germany and a member of the TECHNO purchasing company.
  • A. Schmelzer & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG is a metal processing company with more than 250 employees in the areas of plant construction, pipe construction, mold technology, plumbing and agricultural technology.
  • SCHERDEL Waldershof GmbH & Co. KG has around 250 employees at its Waldershof site.
  • MECO Maschinen-Elektro-Companie GmbH, a subsidiary of Scherdel GmbH , has around 100 employees in the Waldershof location.


Old station building

Waldershof is on the Nuremberg – Cheb railway line . Trains run from the stop to Bayreuth , Hof , Coburg and the next larger train station, Marktredwitz . The closest motorway junction is Pechbrunn to the A 93 .

Public facilities

  • Kindergarten in the Poppenreuth district
  • Kitchen bath
  • Kindergarten Josefsheim
  • Jobst-vom-Brandt primary school Waldershof
  • Calisthenics facility and playground in the city park

sons and daughters of the town


  • Franz Kuttner: History of the Waldershof market . Laßleben, Kallmünz 1935.

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=+20111108/164450&attr=OBJ&val= 1098
  3. http://geschichte.digitale-sammlungen.de/hab/seite/bsb00007636_00078
  4. 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. 580 .
  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. List of landscape protection areas in the Tirschenreuth district

Web links

Commons : Waldershof  - collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Waldershof  - travel guide