Baiersbronn

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Baiersbronn
Coat of arms of Baiersbronn
Coat of arms
Baiersbronn   is located in Germany
Baiersbronn
Baiersbronn
Coordinates: 48°30′21″N 8°22′16″E / 48.50583°N 8.37111°E / 48.50583; 8.37111Coordinates: 48°30′21″N 8°22′16″E / 48.50583°N 8.37111°E / 48.50583; 8.37111
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Freudenstadt
Government
 • Mayor Michael Ruf
Area
 • Total 189.70 km2 (73.24 sq mi)
Elevation 584 m (1,916 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 14,484
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 72270
Dialling codes 07442, 07447, 07449
Vehicle registration FDS
Website www.baiersbronn.de

Baiersbronn is a municipality in the district of Freudenstadt in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is situated in the Black Forest on the Murg river.

Administratively, Baiersbronn consists of the following nine villages:

  • Baiersbronn
  • Friedrichstal
  • Huzenbach
  • Klosterreichenbach
  • Mitteltal
  • Obertal
  • Röt-Schönegründ
  • Schönmünzach-Schwarzenberg
  • Tonbach

In its current form, Baiersbronn was created in the 1960s and 1970s by joining five municipalities. Its main industry is tourism.

Baiersbronn is twinned with Midhurst in West Sussex, England. Reichenbach Priory, a medieval monastery building, is located in the village of Klosterreichenbach.

Baiersbronn is famous as a centre of haute cuisine in Germany, having 8 Michelin stars in total. In 2007 Claus-Peter Lumpp, whose restaurant "Bareiss" is the second three-star eatery in the town of Baiersbronn earned his third Michelin star. Lumpp's neighbor Harald Wohlfahrt of "Schwarzwaldstube" had joined the three-star list in 1992. The final two stars are held by Jörg Sackmann at his restaurant "Schlossberg". According to an the New York Times dated April 2013 Baiersbronn has the same number of Michelin three-star restaurants as London and twice as many as Chicago.[2] According to the New York Times, "Baiersbronn is now on its way to becoming recognized as the world’s most unexpected restaurant capital."[3]

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. ^ New York Times Magazine dated April 4, 2013, retrieved September 14, 2013: "One Tiny German Town, Seven Big Michelin Stars", http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/magazine/one-tiny-german-town-seven-big-michelin-stars.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/magazine/one-tiny-german-town-seven-big-michelin-stars.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.