The most significant state by far in the circle was the
Bavaria (raised to an Electorate by Emperor Ferdinand II in 1623) with
The circle was made up of the following states:
NAME TYPE OF ENTITY COMMENTS
Established in 907, held by the
House of Wittelsbach
BERCHTESGADEN Prince-Provostry Established in 1111, Reichsfreiheit granted by Frederick I Barbarossa in 1156.
Established by Saint
HOHENWALDECK Lordship Former Freising territory, Reichsfreiheit granted by Frederick III of Habsburg in 1476, county from 1637, to Bavaria in 1734
NIEDERMüNSTER IN REGENSBURG Prince-Abbacy Established about 788, Reichsfreiheit granted by Henry II in 1002.
OBERMüNSTER IN REGENSBURG Prince-Abbacy Established before 876, Reichsfreiheit granted by Louis IV of Wittelsbach in 1315.
PALATINATE-NEUBURG Duchy Wittelsbach territory established in 1505 after the Landshut War of Succession , inherited the Palatinate in 1685, line extinct in 1742, inherited by Palatinate-Sulzbach .
Established in 739 by
Established in 739 by Saint Boniface,
REGENSBURG Imperial City Since 1245.
SALZBURG Prince-Archbishopric Bihopric established in 696 by Saint Rupert , archbishopric from 798, prince-archbishopric from 1213.
ST EMMERAM IN REGENSBURG
Established in 739, held by the Bishops of
Fief of the Bohemian Crown , raised to county and granted to the
House of Lobkowicz
SULZBüRG-PYRBAUM Lordship Held by the House of Wolfstein, Reichsfreiheit confirmed in 1353, county from 1673, fell to Bavaria in