Bayreuth (district)

Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Oberfranken
Capital Bayreuth
  Total 1,273 km2 (492 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
  Total 104,306
  Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration BT, EBS, ESB, KEM, MÜB, PEG

Bayreuth is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It surrounds, but does not include the city of Bayreuth. The district is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Kulmbach, Hof, Wunsiedel, Tirschenreuth, Neustadt/Waldnaab, Amberg-Sulzbach, Nürnberger Land, Forchheim and Bamberg.


The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Bayreuth and Pegnitz, adding the town Gefrees of the former district of Münchberg and the town of Speichersdorf of the former district of Kemnath.


The sources of the White Main and the Red Main are both located in the district. The Red Main rises in the very south in the hills of the Frankish Alb, the White Main has its source in the Fichtel Mountains in the east. Both rivers run to the northwest, but do not meet within the district's borders.

The valley of the Red Main separates the two major geographical regions of the district from each other: the hilly countryside of the [Franconian Jura]]and the much higher Fichtel Mountains.

Within the county lies the Veldenstein Forest, one of the largest contiguous areas of woodland in Bavaria.

Coat of arms

The arms display the heraldic eagle of the Hohenzollern dynasty together with the white and blue pattern of Bavaria.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Bad Berneck
  2. Betzenstein
  3. Creußen
  4. Gefrees
  5. Goldkronach
  6. Hollfeld
  7. Pegnitz
  8. Pottenstein
  9. Waischenfeld
  1. Ahorntal
  2. Aufseß
  3. Bindlach
  4. Bischofsgrün
  5. Eckersdorf
  6. Emtmannsberg
  7. Fichtelberg
  8. Gesees
  9. Glashütten
  10. Haag
  11. Heinersreuth
  12. Hummeltal
  1. Kirchenpingarten
  2. Mehlmeisel
  3. Mistelbach
  4. Mistelgau
  5. Plankenfels
  6. Plech
  7. Prebitz
  8. Schnabelwaid
  9. Seybothenreuth
  10. Speichersdorf
  11. Warmensteinach
  12. Weidenberg


Schloss Aufseß Aufseß
Schloss Fantaisie Eckersdorf
Schloss Freienfels Hollfeld
Hollfeld Hollfeld
Pegnitz Pegnitz
Burg Pottenstein Pottenstein
Teufelshöhle Pottenstein
Tüchersfeld Pottenstein
Burg Waischenfeld Waischenfeld
Schloss Wiesentfels Hollfeld


External links

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Coordinates: 49°55′N 11°30′E / 49.92°N 11.5°E / 49.92; 11.5

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