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Coat of arms of Hasel
Coat of arms
Hasel is located in Germany
Coordinates: 47°39′16″N 7°53′52″E / 47.65444°N 7.89778°E / 47.65444; 7.89778Coordinates: 47°39′16″N 7°53′52″E / 47.65444°N 7.89778°E / 47.65444; 7.89778
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Lörrach
 • Mayor Helmut Kima
 • Total 11.67 km2 (4.51 sq mi)
Elevation 425 m (1,394 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,124
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79686
Dialling codes 07762
Vehicle registration
Website www.gemeinde-hasel.de

Hasel is a town in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

The placename was first mentioned in a document dated 7 June 820 in which the monastery of St. Gallen lent its property in "Hasalaho" as a fief. In all probability the placename refers to a place of jurisdiction and execution of the Alamanni that was enclosed by hazel pales.[2] The German word "Hasel" which is the placename means the same as the English "Hazel".

It has been said that this is the location of The Dwarves' Cavern which was supposedly once home to many dwarves. This legend gives the cavern its name.

The preceding statement may refer to the Erdmannshöhle where the legend is, however, not about dwarfs (which is "Zwerge" in German), but rather "Erdmännlein" which can be translated as "manikin of the earth" and which seem to have a different origin.[3] That said, it is, however, nevertheless possible that the "dwarvers" have their origin in the "Erdmännlein".

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  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. ^ Hasel: History
  3. ^ Badish Newspaper of 26 January 2013: Mystery Surrounding Little Men of the Earth Unveiled