Arzberg, Bavaria

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Aerial view
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Coat of arms of Arzberg
Coat of arms
Arzberg  is located in Germany
Location of Arzberg within Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge district
Arzberg in WUN.svg
Coordinates: 50°4′N 12°11′E / 50.067°N 12.183°E / 50.067; 12.183Coordinates: 50°4′N 12°11′E / 50.067°N 12.183°E / 50.067; 12.183
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberfranken
District Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge
 • Mayor Stefan Göcking (SPD)
 • Total 43.22 km2 (16.69 sq mi)
Elevation 481 m (1,578 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,231
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 95659
Dialling codes 09233
Vehicle registration WUN

Arzberg (About this sound  ) is a town in the district of Wunsiedel, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 13 km west of Cheb and 10 km northeast of Marktredwitz.


19th century[edit]

Porcelain was the driving force of the industrialisation in this region, since C. M. Hutschenreuther had discovered kaolin somewhat north of Arzberg and set up his production in Hohenberg an der Eger.

In 1838, Lorenz Christoph Äcker asked for the permission to establish a first Porcellain-Fabrique in Arzberg which changed hands some times until, in 1884, it was acquired by Carl Auvera (1856-1914), a grandson of C. M. Hutschenreuther, and finally by the C. M. Hutschenreuther AG, in 1919.

In 1876, Heinrich Schumann established the second one, inherited by his son Carl Schumann.

In 1887, Christoph Schumann (1864-1916), Heinrich's younger son, founded a third factory, which he already in 1891 sold to Theodor Lehmann.

Arzberg brewery
Arzberg market place

Sister city[edit]

United States South Bend, Indiana
Austria Arzberg, Steiermark


  • Johann Arzberger (1778-1835), technician and scientist
  • Ewald Drechsel (1926-1990), politician (SPD), mayor and member of parliament


  • Singer, Friedrich Wilhelm: Arzberger Bilderbuch, Arzberg 1974 (no ISBN)
  • Siemen, Wilhelm: 100 Jahre Porzellanfabrik Arzberg, 1887-1987, Schriften und Kataloge des Museums der deutschen Porzellanindustrie, vol. 9, Hohenberg an der Eger 1987 (no ISBN)

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