Hof (district)

Hof (district)

Infobox German district
url= [http://www.landkreis-hof.de landkreis-hof.de]

Hof is a district in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Wunsiedel, Bayreuth, Kulmbach and Kronach, the states of Thuringia (district of Saale-Orla) and Saxony (district of Vogtlandkreis), and the Czech Republic. The city of Hof is an enclave within the district, as well a being the district's administrative seat.


Following a short regency by Kingdom of Prussia (1791-1810) the region fell to Bavaria in 1810. The district was established in 1852. In the [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebietsreform_in_Bayern Bavarian communal reforms of 1972] it was merged with parts of the dissolved districts Naila, Münchberg, Kronach and Rehau.


The Saxon Saale river originates in the south of the district, on the slopes of the Fichtelgebirge. From here it runs northwards, its valley separating the Fichtelgebirge in the east and the lower Frankenwald hills in the west.

Coat of arms

Towns and municipalities

External links

* [http://www.landkreis-hof.de Official website] (German)

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