Trossingen is a town in South Germany (Baden-Württemberg). It is in a region called Baar, between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest.
Location of Trossingen within Tuttlingen district
|Coordinates: 48°04′32″N 08°38′10″E / 48.07556°N 8.63611°ECoordinates: 48°04′32″N 08°38′10″E / 48.07556°N 8.63611°E|
|• Mayor||Dr. Clemens Maier|
|• Total||24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||699 m (2,293 ft)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Trossingen is called a "music town". It has around 16,000 people who live there, there is the 'University of Music Trossingen', which is one of Baden-Württemberg's state conservatories, and there are other institutions specialized in musical education, like the 'Bundesakademie für musikalische Jugendbildung' and the 'Hohner Konservatorium'. In 1857 the Matthias Hohner company was founded. Today, Hohner harmonicas and accordions are famous all over the world. Trossingen houses the German Harmonica Museum, too. Trossingen also has a historic railway: the Trossinger Eisenbahn. Several skeletons of the dinosaur Plateosaurus engelhardti were found in Trossingen during excavations in the early 20th century. The local museum Auberlehaus houses several of the original bones.
- Stuttgart (capital of Baden-Württemberg): about 120 kilometres (74.6 miles).
- Berlin (capital of Germany): about 750 kilometres (466.0 miles).
- the Black forest: about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles).
- Switzerland: about 50 kilometres (31.1 miles).
- ↑ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.
- Media related to Trossingen at Wikimedia Commons