Kemnath is a small city in the district of Tirschenreuth, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated near the Fichtelgebirge, 24 km southeast of Bayreuth. The city's motto is "das Tor zur Oberpfalz," which translates into English as "The Door to the Upper Palatinate."
The city was first referenced in historical documents on July 6, 1008 by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II when he founded another town named Keminata in the Diocese of Bamberg. In 2008 Kemnath celebrated their 1000th anniversary with a series of special events throughout the city at various times during the year that culminated with a major celebration in August 2008.
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