Bad Saulgau

Bad Saulgau

Saint John the Baptist Church

Coat of arms
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
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Tübingen
District Sigmaringen
  Mayor Doris Schröter
  Total 97.34 km2 (37.58 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 17,286
  Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 88348
Dialling codes 07581
Vehicle registration SIG

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.

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 The first historical reference to the settlement dates back to 819.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 (main locality) 11.673 5690 ha
Bierstetten and Steinbronnen 591 615 ha
Bolstern and Heratskirch 417 1206 ha
Bondorf 333 278 ha
Braunenweiler/Untereggartsweiler 553 1005 ha
Friedberg 406 541 ha
Fulgenstadt 672 673 ha
Großtissen and Kleintissen 374 669 ha
Haid-Sießen-Bogenweiler 874 1320 ha
Hochberg and Luditsweiler 579 664 ha
Lampertsweiler 302 252 ha
Moosheim 337 443 ha
Renhardsweiler 273 170 ha
Wolfartsweiler 275 351 ha


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]

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  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland nach Fläche, Bevölkerung und Postleitzahl am 30.09.2016". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  3. "Japanische Schule kehrt Bad Saulgau den Rücken" (Archive). Südkurier. 20 March 2010. Retrieved on 6 January 2015.
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