Bayreuth (district)

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Flag of Bayreuth
Coat of arms of Bayreuth
Coat of arms
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Country  Germany
State Bavaria
Adm. region Upper Franconia
Capital Bayreuth
 • Total 1,273 km2 (492 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2013)[1]
 • Total 104,637
 • 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 (German pronunciation: [baɪˈʁɔʏt]) is a Landkreis (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 an der 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

File:Municipalities in BT.svg
Towns and municipalities in Landkreis Bayreuth
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


70px Schloss Aufseß Aufseß
Eckersdorf-Schloss Fantaisie.JPG Schloss Fantaisie Eckersdorf
70px Schloss Freienfels Hollfeld
70px Hollfeld Hollfeld
70px Pegnitz Pegnitz
70px Burg Pottenstein Pottenstein
Teufelshoehle.jpg Teufelshöhle Pottenstein
70px Tüchersfeld Pottenstein
70px Burg Waischenfeld Waischenfeld
70px Schloss Wiesentfels Hollfeld


  1. "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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