Bad Schussenried

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Bad Schussenried
Aerials BW 16.06.2006 12-39-06.jpg
Coat of arms of Bad Schussenried
Coat of arms
Bad Schussenried   is located in Germany
Bad Schussenried
Bad Schussenried
Coordinates: 48°0′24″N 9°39′31″E / 48.00667°N 9.65861°E / 48.00667; 9.65861Coordinates: 48°0′24″N 9°39′31″E / 48.00667°N 9.65861°E / 48.00667; 9.65861
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Biberach
Government
 • Mayor Achim Deinet
Area
 • Total 55.02 km2 (21.24 sq mi)
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,300
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88427
Dialling codes 07583
Vehicle registration BC
Website www.bad-schussenried.de
Fresco by Johannes Zick in the Church of St. Magnus.

Bad Schussenried is a town in Upper Swabia in the district of Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

It lies on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route. Schussenried Abbey, a former monastery founded in 1183, is located in Bad Schussenried. Its church and baroque library feature impressive architecture and artwork, including intricate ceiling frescoes.

The town is also home to a beer stein museum, the Schussenrieder Bierkrug Museum. [1]

Bad Schussenried has about 10,000 inhabitants. Oswald Metzger, a former Green party, now Christian democratic politician and cyclist Rolf Gölz, who won a silver medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics, are from Bad Schussenried. The world champion women trick cyclists are also from Bad Schussenried.

World heritage site[edit]

It is home to one or more prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements that are part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2]

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. 
  2. ^ UNESCO World Heritage Site - Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

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