Trogen, Bavaria

Trogen is a municipality in Upper Franconia in the district of Hof in Bavaria in Germany.

Trogen
Lutheran church in Trogen
Lutheran church in Trogen
Coat of arms of Trogen
Coat of arms
Location of Trogen within Hof district
Trogen in HO.svg
Trogen is located in Germany
Trogen
Trogen
Trogen is located in Bavaria
Trogen
Trogen
Coordinates: 50°22′N 11°56′E / 50.367°N 11.933°E / 50.367; 11.933Coordinates: 50°22′N 11°56′E / 50.367°N 11.933°E / 50.367; 11.933
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberfranken
DistrictHof
Municipal assoc.Feilitzsch
Subdivisions4 Ortsteile
Government
 • MayorKlaus Strobel (SPD)
Area
 • Total12.32 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
Elevation
508 m (1,667 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,423
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
95183
Dialling codes09281
Vehicle registrationHO, MÜB, NAI, REH
Websitewww.trogen.de

GeographyEdit

Trogen is nestled between hills in a valley. The Town is located about six kilometers northeast of the county seat Hof (Saale) on the Bundesautobahn 72 (junction 3 Hof / Töpen), and Bundesautobahn 93 (junction 2 Hof-East) and the federal highway B173. The community is located in the Bayerischen Vogtland, belongs to the district Landkreis Hof and thus also to Region of Hochfranken. The neighboring village Feilitzsch is only a few hundred meters away from Trogen.

HistoryEdit

The first documentary mention of Trogen dates from December 21, 1306. The later Margrave of Kulmbach-Bayreuth were since 1373 rulers in Trogen. In Trogen were three knight seats(Wasserburg, Trogen-Zech, Oberes Gut) were in the possession of the Counts of Reuss(Imperial County of Reuss), the Margrave of Kulmbach-Bayreuth and Kursachsen(Electorate of Saxony). As a part of the 1792 Prussian Principality of Bayreuth Trogen fell in the Treaties of Tilsit in 1807 to France and came in 1810 to Bavaria. As part of the administrative reforms in Bavaria, the municipality of today was founded with the community edict of 1818.

SportsEdit

The towns association football club, 1. FC Trogen, experienced its greatest success in 2012 when it won promotion to the northern division of the Bayernliga but lasted for only one season at this level.

EducationEdit

Trogen has since 1999 a Kindergarten with 100 seats for children.

Coat of armsEdit

The Trogener Coat of Arms dates from 1979. Blazon: Above silver Zinnenschildfuß in black a growing red-armored and crowned golden lion holding in his forelegs a shield divided by silver, red and black. The three pinnacles symbolize the three knight seats (Wasserburg, Trogen-Zech, and Oberes Gut). The lion stands as a symbol of the former governors of Weida. The shield comes from the coat of arms of the barons of Feilitzsch.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.