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The Hospital Church in Hof

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Its origins go back to the 13th century, when a religious foundation was set up in about 1260.
As a result, the hospital, a home for the elderly and poor among Hof’s citizens was built next to the Lower Gate outside the town walls of Hof next to the river Saale. As its tradition going back 750 years, this facility is one of the oldest hospital foundations in Germany. The Bavarian Vogtland Museum and the town’s archives are also housed at the foundation’s headquarters in front of the former Lower Gate.

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closed today
Tuesday09:00–12:00, 13:30–16:00
Wednesday09:00–12:00, 13:30–16:00
Thursday09:00–12:00, 13:30–18:00
The hospital church is open during the opening hours of the parish office (please ring the bell in the office next to the church), around our services as well as by appointment and in advance with Ms. Käppel in the parish office (tel. 28 68)

Public transport

You can reach Hof with the Deutsche Bahn from Nuremberg (RE) or from Dresden with the Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn. There are also connections to Eger via Selb and to Leipzig via Gera. You can get information including at Use the Egronet for the region. 4 countries = 1 price: 

Getting there

Hof is located on the A 9 and A 72 motorways. From the direction of Nuremberg, take the Hof-West exit, from Berlin, take the A 72 at the Bavarian Vogtland triangle and take the Hof-Nord exit towards the center. From the east on the A 72 take the Töpen exit and drive on the B 2 towards Hof-Zentrum. From Regensburg or Eger, take the A-93 exit Hof-Ost and take the B 173 to the center of Hof. 


Park opposite the main entrance to the museum on Siegmundsgraben.


50.324336, 11.919356
50°19'27.6"N 11°55'09.7"E
32U 707794 5578769
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The Hospital Church in Hof

Unteres Tor 9
95028 Hof
Phone 09281 2868 Fax 09281 2843

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