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Salem Abbey, ca. 1765
|• Mayor||Manfred Härle|
|• Total||62.70 km2 (24.21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||440 m (1,440 ft)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||07553, 07554, 07544, 07556|
Culture and sights
The Cistercian monastery of Salem Abbey was founded in 1134 when the knight Guntram von Adelsreute donated land for its establishment. The abbey already had its own scriptorium in the 12th century, and formed one of the most important monastery libraries in Europe.
Currently the grounds are home to the middle school campus of the boarding school Schule Schloss Salem, founded in 1920 by Kurt Hahn and Prince Max of Baden. The abbey complex measures a total of 17 hectares.
Other sights include:
- Salem Minster, the former church of the abbey complex in gothic style.
- The Baroque chapel.
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013.
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