Stegen

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Stegen
StegenChurch.jpg
Coat of arms of Stegen
Coat of arms
Stegen   is located in Germany
Stegen
Stegen
Coordinates: 47°58′58″N 7°57′50″E / 47.98278°N 7.96389°E / 47.98278; 7.96389Coordinates: 47°58′58″N 7°57′50″E / 47.98278°N 7.96389°E / 47.98278; 7.96389
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Subdivisions 3
Government
 • Mayor Siegfried Kuster
Area
 • Total 26.32 km2 (10.16 sq mi)
Elevation 408 m (1,339 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,406
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79252
Dialling codes 07661
Vehicle registration FR
Website www.dreisamportal.de

Stegen is a municipality in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It borders on the city of Freiburg, being about 8 km away as the crow flies, lying in the valley of the river Dreisam. The municipality includes three population centres: the town of Stegen (which itself includes the villages of Weiler, Oberbirken, Unterbirken and Rechtenbach) and the villages of Eschbach and Wittental.

Economically, Stegen is partly an offshoot of Freiburg; for example, the Forest Zoology Institute of the University of Freiburg maintains a field station at Wittental. It also plays a role in Black Forest tourism, with guest houses and other facilities catering to visitors. It is the first town that a hiker on the Schwarzwald-Querweg Freiburg-Bodensee long-distance footpath passes through when travelling eastwards on the path from Freiburg.

Meadows and woods at Wittental, part of the municipality of Stegen

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