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Waldershof is a town in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 22 km northwest of Tirschenreuth, and 3 km southwest of Marktredwitz.

Waldershof is a town in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 22 km northwest of Tirschenreuth, and 3 km southwest of Marktredwitz.

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The 60 square kilometer City of Waldershof is bounded on the North by the City of Marktredwitz. The boundary line between the two cities is also the border for the counties of Tirschenreuth and Wunseidel as well as the regional zones of the Upper Palatinate and Upper Franconia. Since the completion of the municipality reform, the population has grown to approximately 5,000 inhabitants.

The first documented reference to the town of “Waltershove” can be found in a certificate from July 1, 1263 that was written in Latin. The certificate is part of the registry of deeds from the Waldsassen monastery and is currently preserved in the main city archives of Munich. This document shows Count Friedrich von Leuchtenberg (bei Weiden/Opf.), with the agreement of his brother Gebhardt, transferred ownership of the castle in Waldershof which he occupied to the monastery in Waldsassen. The castle was built in 1100 and served as the starting point for the settlement. In 1463, Abbot Nikolaus IV of Waldsassen granted the village of Waldershof market rights. The castle and market continued to belong to the monastery of Waldsassen until secularization in 1802.

In 1963, Henrich Junker, then the Bavarian Minister of State, gave Waldershof the title of “Stadt” (city). Today, the City of Waldershof is an industrial community. For hundreds of years, tradesmen and craftsmen have given the people work and bread.

The “Markt Waldershof” was pulled into the industrial age in 1907 with the construction of the Haviland porcelain factory. At times, this important industry employed over 1,000 workers. Through modernization and streamlining the workforce was greatly reduced. Since 1937, the business has been owned by the Rosenthal Corporation. The oldest business in the city is the saw mill. It was founded in 1885 by master builder August Mayer. The ownership of the business was transferred through inheritance to the family Shug. At the conclusion of World War II, many refugees found new homes in Waldershof. By 1949 existing local construction cooperatives were quickly building living quarters.

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Waldershof is a town in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated 22 km northwest of Tirschenreuth, and 3 km southwest of Marktredwitz.

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