Schwarzenbach an der Saale

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Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Coat of arms of Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Coat of arms
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale  is located in Germany
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale
Location of Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale within Hof district
Schwarzenbach an der Saale in HO.svg
Coordinates: 50°13′15″N 11°56′0″E / 50.22083°N 11.93333°E / 50.22083; 11.93333Coordinates: 50°13′15″N 11°56′0″E / 50.22083°N 11.93333°E / 50.22083; 11.93333
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Hof
 • Mayor Alexander Eberl (SPD)
 • Total 55.10 km2 (21.27 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,069
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95126
Dialling codes 09284
Vehicle registration HO

Schwarzenbach an der Saale is a town in the district of Hof, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the river Saale, 11 km south of Hof. Within the town is the Gedenkstätte Langer Gang, a memorial to the Nazi victims of the Helmbrechts concentration camp, which was near Schwarzenbach an der Saale, and particularly of the victims of the death march from Helmbrechts concentration camp to Volary.

After the war, Erika Fuchs, German translator of Carl Barks's comics, lived and worked in Schwarzenbach for fifty years. Currently, a comic museum named after her is being built in the town.

Church in Schwarzenbach an der Saale
Memorial to Nazi victims of the Helmbrechts concentration camp


  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018. 

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