Neunkirchen am Brand

Neunkirchen am Brand

Center of Neunkirchen with timbered houses and the old deanery near St.-Michaels Church (right side of the image)

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Neunkirchen am Brand

Coordinates: 49°37′N 11°08′E / 49.617°N 11.133°E / 49.617; 11.133Coordinates: 49°37′N 11°08′E / 49.617°N 11.133°E / 49.617; 11.133
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Forchheim
  Mayor Heinz Richter (FWG)
  Total 26.37 km2 (10.18 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 7,968
  Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 91077
Dialling codes 09134
Vehicle registration FO

Neunkirchen am Brand is a municipality in the district of Forchheim in Bavaria in Germany.


Important dates are the founding of the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine monastery, Neunkirchen am Brand monastery, in 1314 and the conferment of the status as market town in 1410. In 1803 Neunkirchen along with the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg became part of Bavaria. Between 1886 and 1963 Neunkirchen was located near a train route from Erlangen to Eschenau.

After the Second World War, refugees settled in Neunkirchen and after the establishment of Siemens AG in Erlangen the town experienced a dramatic increase in inhabitants. Numerous suburbs were built around the traditional center of the town.

Neunkirchen is also the home of a number of industrial and trade companies. The largest industrial employer is the axles factory, the Neunkirchener Achsenfabrik (NAF).


There are the following districts (pop. statistics as of December 31, 2006):

Furthermore, there the farms Vogelhof, Erleinhof and Saarmühle.

Sights and culture

The town is marked by well preserved gates, the former Neunkirchen am Brand Monastery, countless timbered houses and a Middle Age warehouse known as a Zehntscheune. In the district of Großenbuch, the Kugler family operates a restaurant that has existed in that location since the 1500s.


In the district of Ermreuth, the former synagogue was restored as a venue for various events. Worth seeing in this districts are also the church and the castle.

Regular events

Twin towns


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