Grafenwöhr is a city in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany.


Grafenwöhr was founded in the 9th century on an island between the river Creussen and Thumbach. During its early days, the town was reigned by the landgraves of Leuchtenberg. The name, Grafenwöhr, means Counts' Island. It is widely known for the United States Army military installation and training area, called Grafenwöhr Training Area (GTA), located directly south and west of the town.

Get in

By plane

By train

Weiden (Oberpfalz) and its train station is located about 25 km away from Grafenwöhr and accessible by car; Weiden i. d. OPf. is connected to the German rail network and has direct connections to cities like Regensburg, Nuremberg or Munich

Pressath and its train station is located about 7 km away from Grafenwöhr and accessible by car; the train station has direct train connections to Weiden i. d. OPf. and Bayreuth

By car

Grafenwöhr is accessible via the German autobahn road network. The national highway B470 is easily accessible from Grafenwöhr and leads to the autobahn A9 in western and to the autobahn A93 in eastern direction:

Get around

Renting a car is absolutely advisable for everyone who wants to get around.


The main attraction is Grafenwöhr Training Area and the historical buildings (including the military museum) inside the city centre. As a part of the training area, the Netzaberg Housing Area is a unique initiative to support a Gated community for family housing which consists of 835 build-to-lease housing units with an integrated military-construction funded village center, including an elementary and middle school, chapel, child development center, youth services center, shoppette (AAFES), and sports fields.


Local specialties like Obazda, hog roast (German: Schweinebraten) and others specialties are offered in various places throughout the city of Grafenwöhr.



Wireless LAN is offered in many places throughout the city. Above mentioned Hotel Restaurant Böhm offers free WiFi in its hotel and restaurant.

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