For the town in Lower Austria, see Winklarn, Austria.

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Coordinates: 49°26′N 12°29′E / 49.433°N 12.483°E / 49.433; 12.483Coordinates: 49°26′N 12°29′E / 49.433°N 12.483°E / 49.433; 12.483
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberpfalz
District Schwandorf
Municipal assoc. Oberviechtach
  Mayor Johann Sailer (CSU/ Parteilose Wählergem.)
  Total 33.71 km2 (13.02 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 1,417
  Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 92559
Dialling codes 0 96 76
Vehicle registration SAD

Winklarn is a municipality in the district of Schwandorf in Bavaria, Germany. In 2006, Winklarn had 1446 inhabitants. Winklarn lies in the Upper Palatinate. In the North of Winklarn, there is a large forest, the so-called Frauenstein.

Winklarn was first mentioned in 1270.

In 1635, 229 inhabitants died of the pest. After the remaining inhabitants prayed to St. Sebastian, the Black Death stopped. Since this time, every year St. Sebastian's Day is celebrated specially due to a promise of the inhabitants at that time.

In 1822, a large fire devastated the centre of Winklarn. Afterwards, the large rectangular (134 m x 26 m) market place was built.

In 1972, the former communities Muschenried, Haag, Schneeberg, and Pondorf were incorporated.

From 1954 to 1990, Hans Thammer was mayor of Winklarn, his successor Hans Sailer is still mayor.

Winklarn lies directly at the National Road B 22 and the distances to the next motorways (A 6, A 93) are around 30 km. Until 1986, there was also a train station. In Winklarn, there is a kindergarten and a primary school.


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