||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia. (February 2009)|
|• Mayor||Bernhard Waidele (CDU)|
|• Total||73.14 km2 (28.24 sq mi)|
|Elevation||410 m (1,350 ft)|
|• Density||30/km2 (79/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||07440, 07839|
|Vehicle registration||FDS; bis 1973: WOL|
The Municipality is located in the black forest in the Wolftal valley, 15 km away from Freudenstadt. The Municipality is divided into two villages, Bad Rippoldsau and Schapbach. Bad Rippoldsau has an elevation of 560 meters and Schapbach has an elevation of 410 meters.
The first historical mention of Bad Rippoldsau was in 1179, of Schapbach in 1220. Until 1974 the two villages were two municipalities, but then they became one. Since the 15th century there has been a spa in Bad Rippoldsau.
- The baroque church of Schapbach
- The Kastelstein, a rock near Bad Rippoldsau.
- The Glaswaldsee, a cirque lake which was formed by glaciers during the last ice age
- The Burgbachwasserfall, at 32 meters one of the highest free-falling cascades in Germany
- NEW! since September 2010 is a wildlife park with bears and wolves! This spot is located btw. the villages of Schapbach and Bad Rippoldsau - http://baer.de/
Sports and recreation facilities
- The spa of Bad Rippoldsau
- The open air bath in Schapbach
The current mayor of the municipality is Bernhard Waidele.
- [Statistisches Bundesamt – Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (XLS-Datei; 4,0 MB) (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011) "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012"]. Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013.
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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