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Coordinates: 49 ° 48 '  N , 12 ° 9'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
County : Neustadt an der Waldnaab
Height : 438 m above sea level NHN
Area : 36.37 km 2
Residents: 4975 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 137 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 92670
Area code : 09681
License plate : NEW, ESB , VOH
Community key : 09 3 74 168
City structure: 20 districts

City administration address :
Hauptstrasse 34
92670 Windischeschenbach
Website :
Mayor : Karlheinz Budnik ( CSU )
Location of the town of Windischeschenbach in the Neustadt an der Waldnaab district
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Windischeschenbach (Bavarian: Eschawo) is a town in the Upper Palatinate district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab , which is located on the Bavarian Porcelain Route .

Windischeschenbach, where the main road meets the town square


Geographical location

The city lies west of the confluence of the Fichtel- and Waldnaab rivers . The highest point in the urban area is the Ritzerberg with a height of 552 meters.

City structure

The community has 20 districts:


The city is located in the climatic district of the Upper Palatinate Forest, a wooded low mountain range in Eastern Bavaria, which has a typical mild climate.


Until the church is planted

The Windischeschenbach mission station was established around 950 by monks from the St. Emmeram monastery in Regensburg. 1605 the place was raised to the market. Windischeschenbach belonged for the most part to the imperial monastery Waldsassen . The place was divided by the Eschenbach, whereby the part of the place on the right bank was under the Duchy of Sulzbach and therefore belonged to Bavaria since 1777 and the part to the left of the Eschenbach belonged to Waldsassen. Since the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803, the entire place has belonged to Bavaria. In the course of the administrative reforms in Bavaria , today's municipality was created with the municipal edict of 1818 .

20th century

In 1952, on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the town and parish, the market was elevated to the status of town. On September 22, 1987, the continental deep drilling (KTB) was started in Windischeschenbach .


On January 1, 1972, the previously independent communities of Bernstein, Naabdemenreuth and Neuhaus (with Dietersdorf, which was incorporated in 1945 or 1946) were incorporated.

Population development

Between 1988 and 2018 the population decreased from 5,785 to 4,960 by 825 inhabitants or 14.3%.


Until 1424 the place was only called Eschenbach. In order to distinguish it from Eschenbach further to the west , it was given the addition Windisch, as it was further east compared to the place of the same name and therefore closer to the Wendenland (Bohemia).


Local election 2014
Turnout: 68.55%

City council

The 20 seats in the city council have been distributed as follows since the local elections on March 16, 2014 :

Party / list CSU SPD FW
Seats 12 6th 2

The CSU gained one seat compared to 2008, while the Free Voters lost one seat.


In the 2014 local elections, Karlheinz Budnik (CSU) was elected First Mayor with 70.52% of the valid votes. He is also a member of the municipal council with a seat and vote.

coat of arms

Blazon: In red a silver wave bar, inside a horizontal blue fish; above two six-pointed golden stars, below one.

The coat of arms has been known since 1553.

Culture and sights

Neuhaus Castle

Windischeschenbach is the "gateway to the Waldnaabtal ", a local recreation area for hiking and cycling. The Waldnaab Valley Museum in Neuhaus Castle is a regional archive of culture and lifestyle.


Architectural monuments


Culinary specialties

Windischeschenbach is a Zoigl stronghold. The Zoigl is a bottom-fermented beer that is brewed in the traditional way. The numerous Zoigl parlors usually alternate between the weekends for cozy evening get-togethers.


  • General gymnastics and sports club ATSV
  • Disabled and disabled sports club
  • DJK Windischeschenbach
  • Ice stock club Windischeschenbach
  • Fire Protection Society Windischeschenbach eV
  • Fisherman friends Neuhaus - Windischeschenbach
  • Concordia cycling and skiing club
  • SpVgg Windischeschenbach e. V.
  • Diving and snorkeling club "Easy Diver"
  • Windischeschenbach tennis club
  • Narrhalla City Windischeschenbach eV
The 83 m high derrick near Windischeschenbach


Windischeschenbach has a train station on the Weiden – Oberkotzau railway line , where trains run regularly by the Upper Palatinate Railway . The city borders directly on the A 93 Regensburg - Weiden - Hof motorway and has its own junction.


Windischeschenbach became known nationwide through the continental deep drilling program of the Federal Republic of Germany . The derrick can be visited.


Connected to the city

sons and daughters of the town

  • Josef Wittmann (1880–1968), important neo-baroque church painter in southern Germany. Painted church ceilings and altarpieces in over 80 churches, mainly in the dioceses of Regensburg, Eichstätt and Munich-Freising or in the Upper Palatinate, Lower and Upper Bavaria, and occasionally in the dioceses of Augsburg and Passau.
  • Richard Hirsch (1882–1959), German glassworks technician
  • Paul Schinner (* 1937), important sculptor, painter and graphic artist from Upper Palatinate.

Web links

Commons : Windischeschenbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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 ).
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  3. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 538 .
  5. ^ Result of the 2014 city council election on March 16, 2014 City of Windischeschenbach
  6. ^ Result of the 2014 mayoral election on March 16, 2014 City of Windischeschenbach