Königsfeld im Schwarzwald

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Königsfeld im Schwarzwald
Coat of arms of Königsfeld im Schwarzwald
Coat of arms
Königsfeld im Schwarzwald   is located in Germany
Königsfeld im Schwarzwald
Königsfeld im Schwarzwald
Coordinates: 48°08′18″N 08°25′17″E / 48.13833°N 8.42139°E / 48.13833; 8.42139Coordinates: 48°08′18″N 08°25′17″E / 48.13833°N 8.42139°E / 48.13833; 8.42139
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Fritz Link
Area
 • Total 40.24 km2 (15.54 sq mi)
Elevation 769 m (2,523 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,945
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78126
Dialling codes 07725
Vehicle registration VS
Website www.koenigsfeld.de

Königsfeld im Schwarzwald is a town in the district of Schwarzwald-Baar in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is the northern most town of the district Schwarzwald Baar. Königsfeld has six boroughs (Königsfeld, Neuhausen, Erdmannsweiler, Buchenberg, Burgberg and Weiler). Founded in 1807, it is a centre of the Moravian Church. Until after the Second World War, most of the town's inhabitants continued to be Moravians and the Vorsteher (congregational business manager) of the Congregation also served as de facto Mayor of the town. After the war, great numbers of refugees from former eastern provinces of Germany settled in the town. Königsfeld is on several major bus lines, the next train stations are in St. Georgen and Villingen-Schwenningen. Regional bus lines connect Königsfeld to these towns. Until 1981 it was served by the train station Peterzell-Königsfeld, 5 km outside of Königsfeld. Königsfeld is the seat of several boarding schools and a classical Gymnasium/High School/Public School and a School for Home Economics, all operated by the Moravian Church. Humanitarian Albert Schweizer maintained a home in Königsfeld because his wife could not live in Lambaréné due to her health. His home in Königsfeld is now a museum. There is also a small museum dealing with the history of the town.

Town hall

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