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.

Bad Säckingen
Bad Säckingen; panorama from Swiss border
Bad Säckingen; panorama from Swiss border
Coat of arms of Bad Säckingen
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Säckingen within Waldshut district
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Bad Säckingen is located in Germany
Bad Säckingen
Bad Säckingen
Bad Säckingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
Bad Säckingen
Bad Säckingen
Coordinates: 47°33′N 7°57′E / 47.550°N 7.950°E / 47.550; 7.950Coordinates: 47°33′N 7°57′E / 47.550°N 7.950°E / 47.550; 7.950
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictWaldshut
Government
 • MayorAlexander Guhl (SPD)
Area
 • Total25.34 km2 (9.78 sq mi)
Elevation
291 m (955 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total17,144
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79701–79713
Dialling codes07761
Vehicle registrationWT
Websitehttp://www.bad-saeckingen.de/

GeographyEdit

Bad Säckingen is located in the very southwest of Germany next to the Swiss border on the river Rhine. The city lies on the southern edge of the Black Forest area.

Nearby placesEdit

HistoryEdit

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.[2]

TransportEdit

PeopleEdit

 
Karl Agricola before 1834

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ De Périni, Hardÿ (1896). Batailles françaises, Volume V. Ernest Flammarion, Paris. p. 222.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Bad Säckingen at Wikimedia Commons