Trossingen facts for kids
|Mayor||Dr. Clemens Maier|
|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)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
- Stuttgart (capital of Baden-Württemberg): about 120 km (74.6 mi).
- Berlin (capital of Germany): about 750 km (466.0 mi).
- the Black forest: about 15 km (9.3 mi).
- Switzerland: about 50 km (31.1 mi).
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