Bad Säckingen

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Bad Säckingen
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Bad Säckingen
Coat of arms
Bad Säckingen   is located in Germany
Bad Säckingen
Bad Säckingen
Coordinates: 47°33′N 7°57′E / 47.550°N 7.950°E / 47.550; 7.950Coordinates: 47°33′N 7°57′E / 47.550°N 7.950°E / 47.550; 7.950
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Waldshut
Government
 • Mayor Alexander Guhl (SPD)
Area
 • Total 25.34 km2 (9.78 sq mi)
Elevation 291 m (955 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,240
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79701–79713
Dialling codes 07761
Vehicle registration WT
Website http://www.facebook.com/saeckingen

Bad Säckingen is a rural town in the administrative district of Waldshut in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is famous as the "Trumpeteer's City" because of the book "The Trumpeteer of Säckingen", a famous 19th-century novel by German author Joseph Victor von Scheffel.

Geography[edit]

Bad Säckingen is located in the very southwest of Germany next to the Swiss border on the river Rhine. The city lies on the southern edge of the Black Forest area.

Nearby places[edit]

History[edit]

The history of the city dates back to the early 6th Century, when Saint Fridolin founded Säckingen Abbey and a church. Around 1200 most of the city was destroyed in a huge fire. Afterwards, construction began in the middle of the town on a Gothic cathedral, called the Fridolinsmünster, which can still be visited today.

Transport[edit]

People[edit]

Thomas Körner]], comic artist

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [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. 

External links[edit]

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