Bad Säckingen; panorama from Swiss border
|• Mayor||Alexander Guhl (SPD)|
|• Total||25.34 km2 (9.78 sq mi)|
|Elevation||291 m (955 ft)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Bad Säckingen is a rural town in the administrative district of Waldshut in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is famous as the "Trumpeteer's City" because of the book Der Trompeter von Säckingen ("The Trumpeter of Säckingen"), a famous 19th-century novel by German author Joseph Victor von Scheffel.
- Close (<15 km): Wallbach, Wehr (Baden), Murg am Hochrhein, Laufenburg (Baden), Stein AG, Rheinfelden (Schweiz), Rheinfelden (Baden), Rickenbach (Hotzenwald)
- Further away (>15 km): Waldshut-Tiengen, Schopfheim, Lörrach, Basel, Brugg AG, Aarau AG, Zürich, Schaffhausen SH, St. Blasien, Todtmoos, Freiburg i.Br., Konstanz.
The history of the city dates back to the early 6th Century, when Saint Fridolin founded Säckingen Abbey and a church. Around 1200 most of the city was destroyed in a huge fire. Afterwards, construction began in the middle of the town on a Gothic cathedral, called the Fridolinsmünster, which can still be visited today.
In the closing stages of the 1672-1678 Franco-Dutch War, the town was severely damaged by French soldiers commanded by the Comte de Choiseul, following their victory over an Imperial force at Rheinfelden on 7 July 1678.
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- Joseph Victor von Scheffel, (1826-1886), author of the book "Der Trompeter von Säckingen"
- Wibrandis Rosenblatt (1504-1564), was successively the wife of three important reformers Oecolampadius, Capito and Bucer
- Karl Agricola (1779-1852), painter and engraver
- Axel Neumann (born 1966), actor
- Baki Davrak (born 1971), actor
- Stefanie Böhler (born 1981), cross-country skier
- Sanary-sur-Mer, France (1973)
- Purkersdorf, Austria (1973)
- Nagai, Yamagata, Japan (1983)
- Santeramo, Italy (1983)
- Näfels, Switzerland (1988)
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.
- De Périni, Hardÿ (1896). Batailles françaises, Volume V. Ernest Flammarion, Paris. p. 222.
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