Bad Säckingen

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Bad Säckingen
Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Bad Säckingen
Coat of arms
Bad Säckingen   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Waldshut
 • Mayor Alexander Guhl (SPD)
 • Total 25.34 km2 (9.78 sq mi)
Elevation 291 m (955 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,036
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79701–79713
Dialling codes 07761
Vehicle registration WT

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 "The Trumpeteer of Säckingen", a famous 19th-century novel by German author Joseph Victor von Scheffel.


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.

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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.



Karl Agricola before 1834

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