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Coat of arms of Trossingen
Coordinates 48°04′32″N 08°38′10″E / 48.07556°N 8.63611°E / 48.07556; 8.63611
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Tuttlingen
Mayor Dr. Clemens Maier
Basic statistics
Area 24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
Elevation 699 m  (2293 ft)
Population 15,223  (31 December 2006)
 - Density 629 /km2 (1,629 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate TUT
Postal codes 78635–78647
Area code 07425

Trossingen is a town in South Germany (Baden-Württemberg). It is in a region called Baar, between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest. 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.


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