Waldsassen is a town in the district of Tirschenreuth bordering the Czech Republic in the Upper Palatinate, Bavaria.

As of June 2005, Waldsassen had a population of 7,483.

The town is famous for its Papal basilica, Stiftsbasilika Waldsassen, and the former Waldsassen Abbey, both in Baroque style. The latter contains the much visited Abbey library, whose wood carvings were completed by Karl Stipl in 1726. Four km north of the town, on Glasberg hill, is the Chapel of the Trinity (Dreifaltigkeitskirche Kappl), built in 1689, and a popular pilgrimage destination.

Notable personalities from the town include German footballer Dietmar Hamann.

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