Stegen is a municipality in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It borders on the city of Freiburg, being about 8 km away as the crow flies, lying in the valley of the river Dreisam. The municipality includes three population centres: the town of Stegen (which itself includes the villages of Weiler, Oberbirken, Unterbirken and Rechtenbach) and the villages of Eschbach and Wittental.

Stegen
Church of Saint James in Eschbach
Church of Saint James in Eschbach
Coat of arms of Stegen
Coat of arms
Location of Stegen within Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district
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Stegen is located in Germany
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Stegen is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Coordinates: 47°58′58″N 7°57′50″E / 47.98278°N 7.96389°E / 47.98278; 7.96389Coordinates: 47°58′58″N 7°57′50″E / 47.98278°N 7.96389°E / 47.98278; 7.96389
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictBreisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorFränzi Kleeb
Area
 • Total26.32 km2 (10.16 sq mi)
Elevation
408 m (1,339 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,469
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79252
Dialling codes07661
Vehicle registrationFR
Websitewww.dreisamportal.de

Economically, Stegen is partly an offshoot of Freiburg; for example, the Forest Zoology Institute of the University of Freiburg maintains a field station at Wittental. It also plays a role in Black Forest tourism, with guest houses and other facilities catering to visitors. It is the first town that a hiker on the Freiburg-Lake Constance Black Forest Trail passes through when travelling eastwards on the path from Freiburg.

Meadows and woods at Wittental, part of the municipality of Stegen

ReferencesEdit

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