Geisingen is a town in the district of Tuttlingen, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the Danube, 13 km southwest of Tuttlingen, and 21 km southeast of Villingen-Schwenningen.

Geisingen
Coat of arms of Geisingen
Coat of arms
Location of Geisingen within Tuttlingen district
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Geisingen is located in Germany
Geisingen
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Geisingen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 47°55′20″N 08°38′47″E / 47.92222°N 8.64639°E / 47.92222; 8.64639Coordinates: 47°55′20″N 08°38′47″E / 47.92222°N 8.64639°E / 47.92222; 8.64639
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictTuttlingen
Government
 • MayorWalter Hengstler
Area
 • Total73.74 km2 (28.47 sq mi)
Elevation
667 m (2,188 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,202
 • Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78187
Dialling codes07704
Vehicle registrationTUT
Websitewww.geisingen.de

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HistoryEdit

Geisingen is referenced (spelled variously as 'Chisincs' and 'Gisinga') in deeds dated in the years 724 and 829 recorded in the monastery of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and as such is attested as one of the oldest towns in the region.[2]

GeographyEdit

The town is on the right (here, the northern) bank of the Danube at the eastern edge of a plateau known as the Baar. Where the valley of the Danube leads out of town to the east, the altitude is 2162 feet. From the peak of the Wartenberg, a conical hill (altitude: 2756 feet) which overlooks the town from the west, one can on a clear day catch a glimpse of the Swiss alps.[3]

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Gustav Gihr (1894-1959), major general in the Second World War
  • Siegfried Meister (1903-1982), engineer and politician (CDU), Member of Landtag, Member of Bundestag, Member of European Parliament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ August Vetter Geisingen: Eine Stadtgründung der Edelfreien von Wartenburg ©1964 Südkurier GmBH Konstanz
  3. ^ based on the author's visit and climb of the Wartenberg