Sankt Märgen

Sankt Märgen

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Sankt Märgen

Coordinates: 48°00′30″N 08°05′37″E / 48.00833°N 8.09361°E / 48.00833; 8.09361Coordinates: 48°00′30″N 08°05′37″E / 48.00833°N 8.09361°E / 48.00833; 8.09361
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
  Mayor Manfred Kreutz[1]
  Total 33.37 km2 (12.88 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[2]
  Total 1,856
  Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79274
Dialling codes 07669
Vehicle registration FR

Sankt Märgen is a German municipality in the middle of the Black Forest, which belongs to the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald. The Kurort (spa town) is located around 25 km north of Freiburg im Breisgau.


Geographical location

Sankt Märgen is located on a mountain spur. The village territory extends from the Thurner Plateau in the south to the eastern foothills of Kandel to the north, which are between 570 and 1132 meters high. To the east and west its boundaries are marked by deep valleys.

Municipal Arrangement

Around half the residents live in the village proper. The rest are strewn across the surrounding countryside.


Between 1115 and 1118 the Augustinian monastery of Maria-Zell auf dem Schwarzwald was established by Count Bruno von Haigerloch-Wiesneck, Chancellor of Henry V and Provost of Straßburg, as competition to the Zähringen-founded Benedictine monastery of St. Peter auf dem Schwarzwald. The town and the monastery were dependent upon each other for many years. In 1716 a two-steepled Baroque monastery church was built, and the life of the community underwent a revival, until 1806 when the monastery was given up.



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