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Kemmental
Coat of arms of Kemmental
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Thurgau
District Kreuzlingen
Area
 • Total 25.02 km2 (9.66 sq mi)
Elevation 548 m (1,798 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 2,393
 • Density 95.64/km2 (247.72/sq mi)

Kemmental is a municipality in the district of Kreuzlingen in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland.

The municipality was formed on 1 January 1996 through the merger of Alterswilen, Hugelshofen, Altishausen, Dotnacht, Ellighausen, Lippoldswilen, Neuwilen and Siegershausen.

The entire hamlet of Bommen is designated as part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

The coat of arms show the Kemmenbach and the rising sun over the Kemmental valley.

History

The castle Schleifenrain is the ruin of a hilltop castle in the municipality of Kemmental. It is located at 481 m above sea level and was probably built in the 12th century. In the 1960s, excavations were carried out, exposing the foundations of a tower and an extension.The ownership is still unknown. It is believed that the castle belonged to the lords of Hugelshofen, servants of the Bishop of Constance.

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