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Förbau church

Church · Schwarzenbach an der Saale · 502 m
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  • Kirche in Förbau bei Schwarzenbach an der Saale
    / Kirche in Förbau bei Schwarzenbach an der Saale
    Photo: Archiv TVV / Chr. Fasbender
The small church in the Schwarzenberg district of Förbau is worth a visit. 
The vestry of the rectangular building probably dates back to the first half of the 14th century. Otherwise, the outside of the church was completed in the 15th century. Its interior has been remodelled on several occasions and the Baroque flavour is unmistakeable. Newly created wooden figures from about 1500 have been preserved above the vestry door. They represent a group around the cross and probably came from the old altar. The building was renovated and rededicated in 2000. There are two old stone crosses next to the road leading to Schwarzenbach.

The Bavarian Vogtland region ends shortly after Schwarzenbach going in a southerly direction. Münchberg and Sparneck were no longer part of it. Despite this, a visit to Sparneck helps people understand the history of the Vogtland region. It was the focal point of a strong family, which was linked to the Vogtland Reeves through many events. The territory right next to Hof also belonged to the lords of Sparneck: they were the lords of Gattendorf, for example. 


The visit is free of charge.


Kulturweg der Vögte: Getreue in Franken (Objektflyer deutsch)

Public transport

Förbau is a station on the Hof - Münchberg railway line. With the regional train agilis you can reach Förbau from Hof in just 15 minutes: 

Getting there

Coming from Hof or Münchberg, take the B 2 and B 289 towards Schwarzenbach a.d.Saale. In Seulbitz turn to Förbau.

Coming from Plauen or Selb, take the A 93 to Rehau-Süd, and continue on the B 289 until the Förbau junction.


50.209292, 11.905199
50°12'33.4"N 11°54'18.7"E
32U 707286 5565940
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Förbau church

95126 Förbau
Phone 09284 96670 Fax 09284 96672

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