Bad Herrenalb

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Bad Herrenalb
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Bad Herrenalb   is located in Germany
Bad Herrenalb
Bad Herrenalb
Coordinates: 48°48′2″N 8°26′27″E / 48.80056°N 8.44083°E / 48.80056; 8.44083Coordinates: 48°48′2″N 8°26′27″E / 48.80056°N 8.44083°E / 48.80056; 8.44083
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Calw
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Mai
Area
 • Total 33.03 km2 (12.75 sq mi)
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,150
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76332
Dialling codes 07083
Vehicle registration CW
Website www.badherrenalb.de

Bad Herrenalb is a municipality in the district of Calw, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the northern Black Forest, 15 km east of Baden-Baden, and 22 km southwest of Pforzheim.

The town is connected to the city of Karlsruhe by the Albtalbahn, an electric railway that forms part of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn. Bad Herrenalb is the terminus of one of the branches of the Albtalbahn, which operates as line S1.[2]

History[edit]

The town grew up around Alba Dominorum, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1148. The monastery was later dissolved during the Reformation. As early as 1841 Dr. J. Weiss established a cold water sanitarium which was later transformed into a water therapy institute with a sanitarium for nervous disorders. The sanitarium was further developed under the leadership of Councilor Dr. Mermagen.

Since 1954 Herrenalb is officially known as a “health resort.” In 1971 a 600 meter deep well was drilled into a mineral rich water source. With the exploitation of this source, Herrenalb officially appended the word “Bad” (German for bath) to its name on July 26, 1971.

On January 1 and February 1, 1972 the Rotensol and Neusatz were respectively incorporated into Bad Herrenalb. And finally, on January 1, 1975 Bernbach was likewise incorporated into the municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 93. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0. 

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