Tiefenbach, Upper Palatinate

Tiefenbach is a municipality in the Upper Palatinate district of Cham and office of the Management Community Tiefenbach.

  • 2.1 Amalgamations
  • 2.2 Population development
  • 3.1 Coat of Arms
  • 4.1 Museums
  • 4.2 monuments
  • 5.1 Economy, agriculture and forestry
  • 5.2 Education


Geographical Location

Tiefenbach is located in the region of Regensburg in the " Dreiwäldereck " Bavarian Forest, Bohemian Forest and the Upper Palatinate Forest.

Community structure

The municipality Tiefenbach has 24 officially named districts:

  • Old Schneeberg
  • Breitenried
  • Bücherlmühle
  • Grubhof
  • Hannes Ried
  • Hannes Rieder mill
  • Hoffeld
  • Irlach
  • Kagern
  • Katzelsried
  • Kleinsteinlohe
  • Steering Thal
  • Plößhöfe
  • Politzka
  • Schönau
  • Stone
  • Steinlohe
  • Tiefenbach

The following districts are uninhabited or are no longer conducted as separate districts:

  • Hammer mill
  • Hammerthal
  • Hammer Tiefenbach
  • Hüttensäge
  • Krausenöd
  • Perlthal
  • Vogl mill

There are the old districts Schneeberg, Breitenried, Hannes Ried, Irlach, Katzelsried, Schönau, Steinlohe and Tiefenbach. The district Steinlohe divides the community Tiefenbach to the southeast, neighboring municipality Treffelstein.


Tiefenbach was domination of the Baron of Reisach. The village was part of the Electorate of Bavaria and the seat of the closed Hofmark. In the course of administrative reform in Bavaria, was born with the congregation of 1818, the current community. see also Postal Old Schneeberg


On January 1, 1972, until then independent municipality Breitenried was incorporated. On July 1, 1972 Old Schneeberg, Hannes Ried and Irlach came (all previously in the district Oberviechtach ) was added, and parts of the community Steinlohe. The main part of the dissolved municipality Schönau followed on 1 July 1974. On 1 May in 1978 was added Katzelsried

Population Development


Mayor Johann Müller ( CSU).

Coat of arms

Blazon: On a silver shield head, in a blue wave bar over Silver Three mountain seven times diagonally divided red and silver. The emblem has been used since 1975.

Culture and sights


  • Museum former Lace School
  • Gebhard Ludwig Museum


  • Branch Church of St. Lawrence in Schönau: gable permanent hall building with gabled roof, retracted apse and facade tower with pointed roof, mid 19th century, Choranbau 1954
  • Farm Hüttenhof in Schönau: two-storey Halbwalmdachbau in 1600 and sheep barn with hayloft, traufständiger Satteldachbau Blockbaukniestock, probably 19th century

Source: Bavarian State Conservation Office

See also List of monuments in Tiefenbach (Oberpfalz )

Economy and infrastructure

Economy, agriculture and forestry

There were according to official statistics in 1998 in the field of agriculture and forestry seven, in the production sector 84 and 22 social insurance in trade and transport workers at the workplace. In other areas, were employed to social security at the workplace 63 people. Social insurance contributions at residence, there were a total of 653 in the manufacturing sector, there were two, three companies in the construction industry. In addition, in 1999, there were 103 farms with an agricultural area of 1741 hectares. Of these, 817 hectares of arable land and 921 acres of meadowland.


There are the following facilities (as of 1999):

  • Kindergarten: 75 kindergarten places with 77 children
  • Elementary school: with 16 teachers and 254 students


Tiefenbach Church of St. Vitus from the inside

Tiefenbach Russenbräu

Silver Lake