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Donaueschingen
Town hall and musicians' fountain in Donaueschingen
Town hall and musicians' fountain in Donaueschingen
Coat of arms of Donaueschingen
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
Elevation
686 m (2,251 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 22,118
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
78151–78168
Dialling codes 0771
Vehicle registration VS
Website www.donaueschingen.de

Donaueschingen is a German town in the Black Forest in the southwest of the state of Baden-Württemberg in the Schwarzwald-Baar district.

As of 2003, it has about 21,300 people.

It stands near the confluence of the two sources of the river Danube (in German: Donau; the town's name is an eponym).

Donaueschingen stands in a basin within low mountainous terrain. It is about 13 km (8.1 mi) south of Villingen-Schwenningen, 24 km (15 mi) west of Tuttlingen, and about 30 km (19 mi) north of the Swiss town of Schaffhausen. It is the second largest town in the district (Kreis) of Schwarzwald-Baar. The location of the town is favourable for its role as a regional rail hub.

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