Regen (district)

Regen is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the south and clockwise) the districts of Freyung-Grafenau, Deggendorf, Straubing-Bogen and Cham, and by the Czech Republic (Plzeň Region).

Adm. regionLower Bavaria
  District admin.Rita Röhrl (SPD)
  Total975 km2 (376 sq mi)
 (31 December 2018)[1]
  Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Vehicle registrationREG


The district was established in 1972 by merging the former districts of Regen and Viechtach.


The district is entirely located in the Bavarian Forest. It is named after the Regen river and its two headstreams, the Black Regen and the White Regen.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • the blue and white checked pattern of Bavaria
  • a glass, symbolising the glass industry
  • a pine tree, symbolising the Bavarian Forest
  • a tower, symbolising the castles in the district

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Regen
  2. Viechtach
  3. Zwiesel
  1. Achslach
  2. Arnbruck
  3. Bayerisch Eisenstein
  4. Bischofsmais
  5. Böbrach
  6. Bodenmais
  7. Drachselsried
  8. Frauenau
  9. Geiersthal
  10. Gotteszell
  1. Kirchberg im Wald
  2. Kirchdorf im Wald
  3. Kollnburg
  4. Langdorf
  5. Lindberg
  6. Patersdorf
  7. Prackenbach
  8. Rinchnach
  9. Ruhmannsfelden
  10. Teisnach
  11. Zachenberg


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