The Tirschenreuth District, located in the hills of northeast Bavaria‘s Fichtelgebirge range, is an angler’s delight. You can fish to your heart’s content here in the Land of a Thousand Ponds — which may actually number more than 4,000.
Tirschenreuth District Map
Towns & Villages in the Tirschenreuth District
Tirschenreuth, the district’s capital, was once famous for its high-quality porcelain items, although the factory that made them has closed. Today the town emphasizes active outdoor life, with cycling, horseback riding, tennis, and swimming the lakes in summer and cross country skiing in winter.
In Erbendorf, you will find an interesting mining museum. In Mitterteich, a unique specialty beer called Zoigl is brewed and served. And in Kemnath, you can follow a geological trail that explains the area’s many unusual features, such as basaltic cone mountain peaks.
Waldsassen is a border town in the north, the last stop on the B299 before crossing into the Czech Republic. Come here to see the beautiful Baroque Basilica of a nearly nine centuries old local abbey, and also to try Upper Palatinate cuisine at one of the many local restaurants.
Another border town is Bärnau in the southeast. It has the distinction of being the district’s oldest town, situated for 650 years on the old Golden Road that connected Nuremberg and Prague. Every two years, a joint festival is held here with the district’s Czech neighbors and the Bohemian influences are obvious.