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.

Bad Saulgau
Saint John the Baptist Church
Saint John the Baptist Church
Coat of arms of Bad Saulgau
Coat of arms
Location of Bad Saulgau within Sigmaringen district
Karte Bad Saulgau.png
Bad Saulgau is located in Germany
Bad Saulgau
Bad Saulgau
Bad Saulgau is located in Baden-Württemberg
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
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionTübingen
DistrictSigmaringen
Subdivisions14
Government
 • MayorDoris Schröter
Area
 • Total97.34 km2 (37.58 sq mi)
Elevation
587 m (1,926 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total17,509
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
88348
Dialling codes07581
Vehicle registrationSIG
Websitewww.bad-saulgau.de

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 The first historical reference to the settlement dates back to 819.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

EducationEdit

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]

Notable peopleEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  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.