Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hof, or Regnitzhof, a town in the circle of Upper Franconia, Bavaria, on the left bank of the Saale, 32 miles N.E. of Bayreeeth, and at the junction of several railways. As the administrative centre of the district, it contains the usual public institutions, including an ancient hospital dating from the 13th century. The manufacture of cloth and cotton goods and the working of marble and iron are the chief industries. Founded in 1080, the town passed through many historical vicissitudes until its final annexation'by Bavaria in 1810.