Bad Dürrheim is a town in the district of Schwarzwald-Baar, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated east of the Black Forest, 8 km north of Donaueschingen, 6 km southeast of Villingen. Bad Dürrheim was from 1951 until 1978 location of a broadcasting transmitter for mediumwave; the mayor is Walter Klumpp. He was elected in March 2003 with 63,28 % of the votes and reelected in 2011 with 97,2 % of the votes. 1946–1954: Wilhelm Grießhaber 1954–1979: Otto Weissenberger 1979–2003: Gerhard Hagmann since 2003: Walter Klumpp Bad Dürrheim is twinned with: Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary Enghien-les-Bains, France Spotorno, Italy 1937: Walter Köhler, honorary citizenship canceled on 28 May 1946 by order of the District Administrator Bienzeisler of Villingen Pictures Bad Dürrheim Erster Farbfotos 1936 Farbdias
Triberg Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Germany with a descent of 163 m, is a landmark in the Black Forest region. Above Triberg, in the midst of Black Forest, the Gutach river plunges over seven major steps from a undulated high plain into a rocky V-shaped valley. In Triberg, at the bottom of the falls, the deep valley forms a basin just wide enough for a small town; the steep basin and the waterfalls were formed by two faults in the granite and by glaciers during several glaciations of the Pleistocene. Triberg with its waterfalls is a popular tourist spot, attracting a large number of both domestic and foreign tourists each year; the upper part of the falls is less spectacular. Here the water is used by a small and old hydroelectric power plant. Information about the waterfalls on the website of the community of Triberg Photos of Triberg Waterfalls
Maria in der Tanne
Maria in der Tanne is a small baroque church near Triberg im Schwarzwald in the Black Forest of Germany. The legend behind this church dates from 1644, when a young girl was cured from an eye disease by the water of a nearby spring. Within the next year, a local tailor cured his leprosy by washing in the same spring; the thankful tailor placed a small statue of Mary in the cavity of a fir tree. The statue was forgotten rediscovered years by three Tyrolean soldiers around the year 1700. Shortly thereafter, a small wooden chapel a larger stone church, the existing church were built by pilgrims. Maria in der Tanne history and photos Triberg Places of Interest
Königsfeld im Schwarzwald
Königsfeld im Schwarzwald is a town in the district of Schwarzwald-Baar in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is the northern most town of the district Schwarzwald Baar. Königsfeld has six boroughs. Founded in 1807, it is a centre of the Moravian Church; until after the Second World War, most of the town's inhabitants continued to be Moravians and the Vorsteher of the Congregation served as de facto Mayor of the town. After the war, great numbers of refugees from former eastern provinces of Germany settled in the town. Königsfeld is on several major bus lines, the next train stations are in St. Georgen and Villingen-Schwenningen. Regional bus lines connect Königsfeld to these towns; until 1981 it was served by 5 km outside Königsfeld. Königsfeld is the seat of several boarding schools and a classical Gymnasium/High School/Public School and a School for Home Economics, all operated by the Moravian Church. Humanitarian Albert Schweizer maintained a home in Königsfeld because his wife could not live in Lambaréné due to her health.
His home in Königsfeld is now a museum. There is a small museum dealing with the history of the town
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
The Christian Democratic Union of Germany is a Christian-democratic, liberal-conservative political party in Germany. It is the major catch-all party of the centre-right in German politics; the CDU forms the CDU/CSU grouping known as the Union, in the Bundestag with its Bavarian counterpart the Christian Social Union in Bavaria. The party is considered an effective successor of the Centre Party, although it has a broader base; the leader of the CDU is Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. She is the successor of the former party leader Angela Merkel, the current Chancellor of Germany; the CDU is a member of the Centrist Democrat International, International Democrat Union and European People's Party. Following the collapse of the Nazi dictatorship at the end of World War II, the need for a new political order in Germany was paramount. Simultaneous yet unrelated meetings began occurring throughout Germany, each with the intention of planning a Christian-democratic party; the CDU was established in Berlin on 26 June 1945 and in Rheinland and Westfalen in September of the same year.
The founding members of the CDU consisted of former members of the Centre Party, the German Democratic Party, the German National People's Party and the German People's Party. Many of these individuals, including CDU-Berlin founder Andreas Hermes, were imprisoned for the involvement in the German Resistance during the Nazi dictatorship. In the Cold War years after World War II up to the 1960s, the CDU attracted conservative, anti-communist former Nazis and Nazi collaborators into its higher ranks. A prominent anti-Nazi member was theologian Eugen Gerstenmaier, who became Acting Chairman of the Foreign Board. One of the lessons learned from the failure of the Weimar Republic was that disunity among the democratic parties allowed for the rise of the Nazi Party, it was therefore crucial to create a unified party of Christian democrats—a Christian Democratic Union. The result of these meetings was the establishment of an interconfessional party influenced by the political tradition of liberal conservatism.
The CDU experienced considerable success gaining support from the time of its creation in Berlin on 26 June 1945 until its first convention on 21 October 1950, at which Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was named the first Chairman of the party. In the beginning, it was not clear which party would be favored by the victors of World War II, but by the end of the 1940s the governments of the United States and of Britain began to lean toward the CDU and away from the Social Democratic Party of Germany; the latter was more nationalist and sought German reunification at the expense of concessions to the Soviet Union, depicting Adenauer as an instrument of both the Americans and the Vatican. The Western powers appreciated the CDU's moderation, its economic flexibility and its value as an oppositional force to the communists which appealed to European voters at the time. Adenauer was trusted by the British; the party was split over issues of rearmament within the Western alliance and German unification as a neutral state.
Adenauer staunchly outmanoeuvred some of his opponents. He refused to consider the SPD as a party of the coalition until he felt sure that they shared his anti-communist position; the principled rejection of a reunification that would alienate Germany from the Western alliance made it harder to attract Protestant voters to the party as most refugees from the former German territories east of the Oder were of that faith as were the majority of the inhabitants of East Germany. The CDU was the dominant party for the first two decades following the establishment of West Germany in 1949. Adenauer remained the party's leader until 1963, at which point the former minister of economics Ludwig Erhard replaced him; as the Free Democratic Party withdrew from the governing coalition in 1966 due to disagreements over fiscal and economic policy, Erhard was forced to resign. A grand coalition with the SPD took over government under CDU Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger; the SPD gained popularity and succeeded in forming a social-liberal coalition with the FDP following the 1969 federal election, forcing the CDU out of power for the first time in their history.
The CDU continued its role as opposition until 1982, when the FDP's withdrawal from the coalition with the SPD allowed the CDU to regain power. CDU Chairman Helmut Kohl became the new Chancellor of West Germany and his CDU–FDP coalition was confirmed in the 1983 federal election. Public support for the coalition's work in the process of German reunification was reiterated in the 1990 federal election in which the CDU–FDP governing coalition experienced a clear victory. After the collapse of the East German government in 1989, Kohl—supported by the governments of the United States and reluctantly by those of France and the United Kingdom—called for German reunification. On 3 October 1990, the government of East Germany was abolished and its territory acceded to the scope of the Basic Law in place in West Germany; the East German CDU merged with its West German counterpart and elections were held for the reunified country. Although Kohl was re-elected, the party began losing much of its popularity because of an economic recession in the former GDR and increased taxes in the west.
The CDU was nonetheless able to win the 1994 federal election by a narrow margin due to an economic recovery. Kohl served as chairman until the party's electoral defeat in 1998, when he was su
Villingen-Schwenningen is a town in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in southern Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has 84,818 inhabitants. In the Middle Ages Villingen was a town under Austrian lordship. During the Protestant Reformation it remained Catholic. Villingen came to international attention when it was besieged by marshal Tallard in 1704. Colonel Von Wilstorff put up a stout defence of the outdated fortifications, after six days the siege failed. Schwenningen remained a village until the 19th century. In 1858 the first watch factory was established, watchmaking and precision mechanics have been important industries since; the town styled itself "the greatest watch city in the world" at one time, the Kienzle Uhren watchmaking company was founded there in 1822 and remained until moving to Hamburg in 2002. The Museum of Clockmaking celebrates the town's watchmaking history; as part of the Baden-Württemberg territorial reform of 1972, Villingen and Schwenningen were merged with a number of surrounding villages to form the city of Villingen-Schwenningen.
The two halves of the city are separated by a plateau and remain distinct. Villingen is a former part of Baden. Villingen is a major center of German Carneval celebrations; the traditional Narros represent the old citizens of Villingen: Alt Villingere, Narro, Suribbel. Since 1904, Villingen-Schwenningen has been home to the ice hockey team the Schwenninger Wild Wings which competes in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Villingen-Schwenningen lies on the eastern edge of the Black Forest about 700 m above sea level; the source of the River Neckar is in Schwenningen. Villingen Schwenningen Obereschach Weilersbach Weigheim Mühlhausen Marbach Rietheim Pfaffenweiler Herzogenweiler Tannheim 1912–1930: Guido Lehmann 1931–1933: Adolf Gremmelspacher 1933: Gutmann, temporary 1933–1937: Hermann Schneider 1937–1940: Karl Berckmüller 1940–1945: Hermann Riedel 1945–1946: Walter Bräunlich 1946: Edwin Hartmann 1946–1950: Edwin Nägele 1950–1972: Severin Kern 1797–1816: Erhard Bürk 1816–1819: 1819–1821: Thomas Wegler 1821–1825:?
1825–1835: Matthias Rapp 1835–1841: Johann Georg Koch 1841–1852: Andreas Bürk 1852–1857: Christian Strohm 1857–1887: Erhard Müller 1887–1912: David Würth 1912–1925: Emil Braunagel 1925–1930: Ingo Lang von Langen 1930–1948: Otto Gönnenwein 1949–1962: Hans Kohler 1962–1972: Gerhard Gebauer 1972–1994: Gerhard Gebauer 1994–2002: Manfred Matusza 2002-2019: Rupert Kubon since 2019: Jürgen Roth Source: Statistical office Baden-Württemberg The 10 largest communities of foreigners are: Town Wall Municipal Art Gallery Franciscan Monastery Museum Schwenningen Clock Museum Minster of Our Lady Theater am Ring Wanne Observation Tower, one of the oldest towers built of iron Internationales Luftfahrt-Museum, aviation museum Tula, Russia Pontarlier, France La Valette du Var Savona Zittau Friedrichsthal Oranienburg Georg Pictorius and mystic-magical author of the Renaissance Trudpert Neugart, professor for oriental languages Johannes Benzing and diplomat Martin Barner, mathematician Kurt Leichtweiss, mathematician Hartmann von der Tann, journalist Rainer Baumann, guitarist and lyricist Horst Ludwig Meyer, presumed member of the Red Army Faction Veit Heinichen, writer Gundolf Köhler, right-wing extremist Andreas K. Engel, brain researcher Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer and coach Michelle, singer Thorsten Schmitt, Nordic Combiner Oliver Roggisch, handball player Martin Schmitt, ski jumper Andreas Lang, curler Dennis Seidenberg, ice hockey player Ivana Brkljačić, Croatian hammer thrower Jochen Schöps, volleyball player Marco Caligiuri, German-Italian footballer Adem Sarı, Turkish footballer Daniel Caligiuri, German-Italian footballer Florian Rudy, footballer Sebastian Rudy, footballer Domenic Weinstein, cyclist Official website Villingen-Schwenningen: history & pictures The siege of Villingen in 1702
Triberg im Schwarzwald
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. In 2004, it had a population of 5,377. Triberg lies in the middle of 1038 metres above sea level; the Triberg Waterfalls, a series of waterfalls in the Gutach River, are among the tallest in Germany. With a total vertical drop of 151m, the falls are shorter than the tallest waterfall in Germany, the Röthbachfall. However, the Triberg Falls have easier public access. Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft Triberg, a regional utility, was founded 1896 by Friedrich Wilhelm Schoen, Wilhelm Eduard von Schoen and the famous industrialist and inventor Carl von Linde, it is still active today and owned by local municipalities. Watchmaking was once a thriving local industry, but no longer plays a central role in the economy. A private hospital, Asklepios Klinik, is the town's major employer; the number of inhabitants decreased from 8,000 to 5,000. Other points of interest are: Black Forest Museum Maria in der Tanne, a baroque pilgrimage church dating from the 18th Century the handcarved council chamber world's biggest cuckoo clock 40 tunnels of the Schwarzwaldbahn around Triberg.
Men's parking spaces, a global first introduced in 2012 Triberg Gallows on the nearby heights of Hochgericht The asteroid 619 Triberga is named after this town. Albrecht Dold and professor in Heidelberg Christof Duffner, former ski jumper Hubert Lienhard, Chairman of the Board of Management of Voith Hans-Peter Pohl, Olympic winner in Nordic Combined Calgary 1988 List of world's largest cuckoo clocks Triberg chess tournament http://www.triberg.de http://www.world-waterfalls.com/ Triberg: information and pictures Triberg Tourism Information and Pictures