Quality of life

Life and more… in Hof and the surrounding area

This motto can be applied to the city of Hof anytime. An investment is successful only when the staff also feels happy on the site.

Hof as a hot spot with about 45,000 citizens offers excellent infrastructure facilities for the population. The framework is being provided by numerous general education schools and specialty schools and even a University for Applied Sciences, modern sports facilities, a high number of doctors, a range of social services, the Klinikum Hof (hospital) and extensive shopping facilities with great shopping flair in the Hofer city center.

Hof’s surroundings invite you to many leisure activities in summer as well as in winter. The nature parks Franconian Forest (e.g.  federal spa and casino Bad Steben) and the Fichtel Mountains offer diversified opportunities. The Ore Mountains and the Western Bohemian Region are also easy to reach.

Today, Hof is part of the culinary region Upper Franconia. Sausages and beer stand for this culinary delight. The Hofer beef sausage, in particular, is well-known. At the beginning of 2011, the beef sausage was documented in the European register for regional-typical specialties. Since then, the Hofer beef sausage has been a protected geographical indication and can only be produced in Hof and its region.

In Hof, a great emphasis is put on arts and culture. In addition to some municipal cultural events and institutions, the diverse music and cabaret scene, the Hof International Film Festival and the Hof Cabaret Week are worth mentioning.

The city of Hof has, beyond that, numerous attractions and highlights at its disposal which one would not suspect considering the city’s size.

  • An own four-genre-theater (opera, operetta, musical, plays, ballet)
  • Hof Symphony Orchestra with their own music school
  • Congress and event center Freiheitshalle with huge TV productions
  • Recreation area Untreusee with a 65 hectare water surface (sailing center)
  • City park Theresienstein – most beautiful park in Germany – accompanied by a zoological, botanical and geological garden

The city of Hof has pushed living in Hof in all its form forward considerably by starting a huge residential land offensive. New residential areas in a nice setting and in a city of short routes are available. The low prices for living and housing construction are a clear plus for Hof.

The Freiheitshalle Hof has just reopened after a general renovation and is now one of the most advanced congress and event center in northern Bavaria.