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Singen
Singen from the Hohentwiel
Coat of arms
Location of Singen within Konstanz district
Singen
Singen
Singen
Singen
Coordinates: 47°45′46″N 8°50′24″E / 47.76278°N 8.84000°E / 47.76278; 8.84000Coordinates: 47°45′46″N 8°50′24″E / 47.76278°N 8.84000°E / 47.76278; 8.84000
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictKonstanz
Subdivisions7
Government
 • MayorBernd Häusler (CDU)
Area
 • Total61.75 km2 (23.84 sq mi)
Elevation
429 m (1,407 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total47,643
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
78224
Dialling codes07731
Vehicle registrationKN
Websitewww.in-singen.de

Singen is an industrial city in the very south of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany and just north of the German-Swiss border.

Location

Singen is an industrial city situated in the very south of Baden-Württemberg in Germany close to Lake Constance just north of the German-Swiss border and is the most important city in the Hegau area.

Landmarks

Hohentwiel
Hohentwiel

The most famous landmark of Singen is Hohentwiel, a volcanic stub on which there are the ruins of a fortress destroyed by French troops during the Napoleonic Wars.

World War II 'Singen route'

Singen is notable in military history for the Singen route in World War II. This route into Switzerland was discovered by Dutch naval lieutenant Hans Larive in 1940 on his first escape attempt from an Oflag (prisoner's camp for officers) in Soest. After being captured at the Swiss border near Singen, the interrogating Gestapo officer was so confident the war would soon be won by Germany that he told Larive the safe way across the border. Larive did not forget and many prisoners later escaped using this route - that included Larive himself, Francis Steinmetz, Anthony Luteyn, Airey Neave, Pat Reid and Howard Wardle in their escapes from Colditz Castle when Colditz was used in the war as Oflag IV-C.[2]

Transport

Singen is an important regional train hub with three railway lines and the terminal of the Stuttgart-Hattingen railway with connections to Stuttgart and the Swiss Schaffhausen.

Twin towns – sister cities

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Germany

Singen is twinned with:[3]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.
  2. ^ Larive; the man who came in from Colditz, Leo de hartog; officieren achter prikkeldraad 1940-1945
  3. ^ "Wir in Europa". singen.de (in German). Singen. Retrieved 2021-03-27.