Zwiesel

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Zwiesel
The town of Zwiesel with the Church of Saint Nicholas
The town of Zwiesel with the Church of Saint Nicholas
Coat of arms of Zwiesel
Location of Zwiesel within Regen district
Zwiesel in REG.svg
Zwiesel is located in Germany
Zwiesel
Zwiesel
Zwiesel is located in Bavaria
Zwiesel
Zwiesel
Coordinates: 49°01′N 13°14′E / 49.017°N 13.233°E / 49.017; 13.233Coordinates: 49°01′N 13°14′E / 49.017°N 13.233°E / 49.017; 13.233
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionNiederbayern
DistrictRegen
Subdivisions8 districts
Government
 • Mayor (2016–22) Franz Xaver Steininger[1] (Ind.)
Area
 • Total41.14 km2 (15.88 sq mi)
Highest elevation
750 m (2,460 ft)
Lowest elevation
580 m (1,900 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total9,179
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
94227
Dialling codes09922
Vehicle registrationREG
Websitewww.zwiesel.de

Zwiesel, Czech: Svízel, is a town in Regen. The name of the town comes from the Bavarian word stem "zwisl" which refers to the form of a fork. The fork of the rivers Großer Regen and Kleiner Regen and the land that is between these two rivers were called Zwiesel.

Geography[change | change source]

The town of Zwiesel is in an valley basin at the foot of the mountain range formed by the peaks of the Großer Arber (1,456 m), Großer Falkenstein (1,315 m) and Kiesruck (1,265 m), exactly at the spot where the two rivers, the Großer Regen and the Kleiner Regen join and form the Black Regen. It is 10 km to the north-east of the district town of Regen, 35 km from the town of Deggendorf, 30 km from the town of Grafenau and 15 km from the border crossing point at Bayerisch Eisenstein, entry point to the Czech Republic.

Division of the town[change | change source]

Zwiesel has 11 districts:

  • Ableg
  • Bärnzell
  • Glasberg
  • Griesbach
  • Innenried
  • Klautzenbach
  • Lichtenthal
  • Rabenstein
  • Theresienthal
  • Zwiesel
  • Zwieselberg

Twin towns[change | change source]

Since May 2006 the Glass town of Zwiesel has maintained an official town twinning with the port town of Brake (Lower Saxony) at the river Weser. Brake is about 800 km from Zwiesel.

Pictures[change | change source]

Town hall of Zwiesel
Zwiesel, former district court
School for glassmakers
Evangelic church, Zwiesel

References[change | change source]

  1. Liste der ersten Bürgermeister/Oberbürgermeister in kreisangehörigen Gemeinden, Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik, accessed 19 July 2021.
  2. "Tabellenblatt "Daten 2", Statistischer Bericht A1200C 202041 Einwohnerzahlen der Gemeinden, Kreise und Regierungsbezirke". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (in German). June 2021.

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