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Bad Liebenzell

Bad Liebenzell

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Bad Liebenzell
Bad Liebenzell

Coordinates: 48°46′27″N 08°43′53″E / 48.77417°N 8.73139°E / 48.77417; 8.73139Coordinates: 48°46′27″N 08°43′53″E / 48.77417°N 8.73139°E / 48.77417; 8.73139

Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Template:Link if exists
Subdivisions 7 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Volker Bäuerle (SPD)
Area
 • Total 33.80 km2 (13.05 sq mi)
Elevation 333 m (1,093 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,714
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 75378
Dialling codes 07052 07084 Maisenbach-Zainen
Vehicle registration CW
Website www.bad-liebenzell.de

Bad Liebenzell is a spa town in the Nagold River valley, the northern part of the Black Forest. It was first mentioned in 1090 and is the heart of the Liebenzeller Mission (a religious movement).


Bad Liebenzell is part of the Calw district; it in turn comprises seven sub-districts besides the town itself: Möttlingen, Unterhaugstett, Monakam, Beinberg, Unterlengenhardt und Maisenbach-Zainen. Bad Liebenzell has also had an alliance with Villaines la Juhel in France since 1992.

Politics

Town Council

Outcome of the local elections on 13 June 2004:

CDU 54.9% +1.7 12 seats +1
SPD 24.3% -0.7 5 seats ±0
GAL 20.8% -0.6 4 seats ±0
Others 0.0% -0.5 0 seats ±0

Coat of Arms and Flag

Under a black deer antler on blue lies a silver tent on a black and gold base containing a golden bathtub, in which a bathing woman sits. Bad Liebenzell's town colours are blue and white.

Economy and Infrastructure

Bad Liebenzell is on the Nagoldtalbahn, a railway line from Pforzheim to Horb am Neckar on the nationwide route network.


Bad Liebenzell also has at its disposal a Grundschule (primary school), Hauptschule (secondary school), Realschule, and Förderschule. There is a primary school outside the town in the Möttlingen and Unterhaugstett districts.

The Bad Liebenzell Theological Seminary was founded in 1902 as a private instituation of the Kassel.

Culture and Sights

Bad Liebenzell lies on the Ostweg (east way), a trail from Pforzheim to Schaffhausen, on which one can find many sights, including:


  • The Stauferburg from the 13th century is the most impressive building in Bad Liebenzell.
  • Monaturm (a mobile radio tower at 8°44'09" E, 48°47'18" N)
  • South of Bad Liebenzell, a 110kV-three phase powerline of the EnBW spans the Nagold river valley for 941 metres.

Important people

  • 1842, 1 June, Christoph Blumhardt (in Möttlingen), † 2 August 1919 in Jebenhausen, German theologian and politician (SPD), MdL (Württemberg)

The Protestant theologian and minister Christoph Blumhardt (1842–1919) and his father Johann Blumhardt (1805–1880) worked in Möttlingen. They performed faith healings in Möttlingen which caused a sensation all over Germany. Johann later founded a spiritual guidance centre in Bad Boll. Christoph became friends with Eduard Mörike and stayed in contact with numerous other writers of his time.

References

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