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Staufen im Breisgau Overview

The city of Staufen im Breisgau lies in the Land district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald (Breisgau-Upper Black Forest) in the German State of Baden-Württemberg. The City of Staufen has approximately 7700 inhabitants and forms, together with the community of Münstertal, a community administrative unit. It is noted in history and culture for its association with Dr Faustus who, according to legend, sold his soul to the Devil at an inn here.

Things to see in Staufen im Breisgau

Auerbachs Kellertheater


Keramikmuseum Staufen


Burg Staufen


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More about the History of Staufen im Breisgau

Mining has always been vital to the city and was first noted in the 11th Century. After its initial economic success, the city grew and thus a few churches were built. Staufen im Breisgau has changed rulers several times during the major wars.

Since 2008, the center of the city has been reported to have been rising some 12 cm so far, after initially sinking a few millimeters. This has been causing considerable damage to buildings in the city center, including the historical town hall. One hypothesis for the cause of this geological change is a drilling operation conducted in the fall of 2007 to provide geothermal heating to the city hall. The drilling perforated a gypsum layer and caused high-pressure groundwater to come into contact with the gypsum, which then began to expand. Currently no end to the rising process is in sight.

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Staufen im Breisgau is a German town in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district of Baden-Württemberg. It has a population of approximately 7700.

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