Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach

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Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach
Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach - Kirche im Weinbrenner-Stil.jpg
Coat of arms of Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach
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Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach   is located in Germany
Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach
Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach
Coordinates: 48°22′38″N 8°17′31″E / 48.37722°N 8.29194°E / 48.37722; 8.29194Coordinates: 48°22′38″N 8°17′31″E / 48.37722°N 8.29194°E / 48.37722; 8.29194
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Freudenstadt
Government
 • Mayor Bernhard Waidele (CDU)
Area
 • Total 73.14 km2 (28.24 sq mi)
Elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,217
 • Density 30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 77776
Dialling codes 07440, 07839
Vehicle registration FDS; bis 1973: WOL
Website www.bad-rippoldsau-schapbach.de

Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach is a municipality in the district of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Sights[edit]

- The Catholic pilgrimage church of Bad Rippoldsau, which was built in 1829 by Christoph Arnold, a pupil of Friedrich Weinbrenner.

- 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[edit]

- The spa of Bad Rippoldsau

- The open air bath in Schapbach

Government[edit]

The current mayor of the municipality is Bernhard Waidele.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.