Bad Saulgau

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Bad Saulgau
Saint John the Baptist Church
Saint John the Baptist Church
Coat of arms of Bad Saulgau
Coat of arms
Bad Saulgau   is located in Germany
Bad Saulgau
Bad Saulgau
Coordinates: 48°1′3″N 9°30′1″E / 48.01750°N 9.50028°E / 48.01750; 9.50028Coordinates: 48°1′3″N 9°30′1″E / 48.01750°N 9.50028°E / 48.01750; 9.50028
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
Government
 • Mayor Doris Schröter
Area
 • Total 97.34 km2 (37.58 sq mi)
Elevation 587 m (1,926 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,286
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88348
Dialling codes 07581
Vehicle registration SIG
Website www.bad-saulgau.de

Bad Saulgau is a town in the district of Sigmaringen, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 23 km east of Sigmaringen, and 27 km north of Ravensburg between the Danube and Lake Constance.

The location was already a Celtic settlement and owes its name to the spring goddess Sulis. The first historical reference to the settlement dates back to 819. In 1239, the town was acknowledged by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor. It became a possession of the House of Habsburg in 1299, and thus part of the Holy Roman Empire.

In Napoleonic times, it was given to the Kingdom of Württemberg. During World War II, a subcamp of the Dachau concentration camp was located in the town.[2] The name of the town was officially changed in 2000 from Saulgau to Bad Saulgau.

Coat of arms District Inhabitants Area
Bad Saulgau Bad Saulgau (main locality) 11,673 5690 ha
Bierstetten Bierstetten and Steinbronnen 591 615 ha
Bolstern Bolstern and Heratskirch 417 1206 ha
Bondorf Bondorf 333 278 ha
Braunenweiler Braunenweiler/Untereggartsweiler 553 1005 ha
Friedberg Friedberg 406 541 ha
Fulgenstadt Fulgenstadt 672 673 ha
Großtissen Großtissen and Kleintissen 374 669 ha
Haid Haid-Sießen-Bogenweiler 874 1320 ha
Hochberg Hochberg and Luditsweiler 579 664 ha
Lampertsweiler Lampertsweiler 302 252 ha
Moosheim Moosheim 337 443 ha
Renhardsweiler Renhardsweiler 273 170 ha
Wolfartsweiler Wolfartsweiler 275 351 ha

Education[edit]

Toin Gakuen Schule Deutschland, a Japanese international boarding school serving secondary school, was previously in Bad Saulgau. The school was scheduled to close in 2012.[3]

Famous People[edit]

  • Joseph Ruf (1905-1940), conscientious objector, victim of the Nazi regime
  • Kurt Seidel (1921-2001), historian
  • Franz Michelberger (born 1955), football player
  • Günther-Martin Pauli (born 1965), politician (CDU), member of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg
  • Michael Bulander (boprn 1971), mayor of Mössingen
  • Martin Rosemann (born 1976), politician (SPD), Bundestag deputy
  • Stefan Buck (born 1980), football player
  • Fabian Gerster (born 1986), football player
  • Tatjana Maria born Malek (born 1987), tennis player
  • Isabelle Harle (born 1988), swimmer and multiple German champion, world and European champion

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ glosk.com/GM/Linde/17283/pages/List_of_subcamps_of_Dachau/84737_en.htm
  3. ^ "Japanische Schule kehrt Bad Saulgau den Rücken" (Archive). Südkurier. 20 March 2010. Retrieved on 6 January 2015.