Zell im Wiesental

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Zell im Wiesental
Coat of arms of Zell im Wiesental
Coat of arms
Location of Zell im Wiesental
Zell im Wiesental is located in Germany
Zell im Wiesental
Zell im Wiesental
Zell im Wiesental is located in Baden-Württemberg
Zell im Wiesental
Zell im Wiesental
Coordinates: 47°42′25″N 07°51′05″E / 47.70694°N 7.85139°E / 47.70694; 7.85139Coordinates: 47°42′25″N 07°51′05″E / 47.70694°N 7.85139°E / 47.70694; 7.85139
Admin. regionFreiburg
 • MayorRudolf M. Rümmele
 • Total36.13 km2 (13.95 sq mi)
443 m (1,453 ft)
 • Total6,325
 • Density180/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes07625
Vehicle registration

Zell im Wiesental is a town in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the Black Forest, on the river Wiese, 26 km northeast of Basel, and 32 km south of Freiburg.

The town is famous for being the birthplace of Constanze Weber, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.



Costanze Mozart in 1782

Franz Fridolin Weber (1733-1779), was born as the son of an official in Zell. In 1754, at the age of 21, he was also appointed an official by Freiherr Ignaz Ludwig von Schönau, and in 1756 he married the Cäcilia Stamm from Mannheim. On January 5, 1762, Weber's daughter Constanze Mozart (died 1842), was born in Zell, who later married Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Another daughter of Weber, also born in Zell, was the singer and vocal pedagogue Aloysia Weber, (died 1839), who was born in the city between 1759 and 1761. Johann Faller was born in Todtnau, but he worked in the Zell textile industry and was responsible for social issues in Zell, including the founding of a reading society and the Zell fire brigade, As a deputy of the Second Chamber of the Badische Standesgemeinschaft, he also managed the construction of several streets in the Upper Wiesenental.[2]

Severin Kern (1900-1986) was from 1950 to 1972 lord mayor of Villingen.

In 1903 Karl Müller was born as the son of a textile worker in Zell. He was persecuted, imprisoned and forced to serve in the 999th Light Afrika Division (Wehrmacht) during the National Socialism. As a trade unionist and member of the Communist, he became after the war a member of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) and editor of the Sächsische Zeitung.[3] Gerhard Jung (1926-1998) was born on 10 August 1926 in Zell. He became known as a dialect poet and writer in the Wiesental and beyond, he received in 1973 the Johann-Peter-Hebel-Plakette of the municipality of Hausen, 1974 the Johann-Peter-Hebel-Preis of the state of Baden-Württemberg. In 1997, Jung was awarded the Federal Cross, since 1986 he was an honorary citizen of his hometown. Also Markus's son Markus Manfred Jung was born in Zell. Like his father, he is known as a dialect poet and writer.

Also from Zell is the bank manager and art collector Manfred Meier-Preschany (1929-2014).

Other sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Josepha Hofer (1761-1819), soprano
  • Rudolf Vogel (1882-1972), material researcher and metallographer


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Internetauftritt der Stadt Zell: Johann Faller.
  3. ^ * Template:WWW-DDR.