Schluchsee (municipality)

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Coat of arms of the municipality of Schluchsee
Schluchsee (municipality)
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Coordinates: 47 ° 49 '  N , 8 ° 11'  E

Basic data
State : Baden-Württemberg
Administrative region : Freiburg
County : Breisgau-Upper Black Forest
Height : 952 m above sea level NHN
Area : 69.44 km 2
Residents: 2518 (December 31, 2018)
Population density : 36 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 79859
Area code : 07656
License plate : FR
Community key : 08 3 15 102
Address of the
municipal administration:
Fischbacher Strasse 7
79859 Schluchsee
Website :
Mayor : Jürgen Kaiser ( independent )
Location of the municipality of Schluchsee in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district
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Climate diagram Schluchsee
The Schluchsee and the village of Schluchsee
The village of Schluchsee seen from the lake

Schluchsee is a climatic health resort in the Southern Black Forest Nature Park in southwest Baden-Württemberg on the reservoir of the same name , the largest lake in the Black Forest.


Geographical location

The municipality extends at an altitude of 700 to 1300 meters above sea level. The highest point is the Schnepfhalde in the northwest at 1299 meters above sea level. The lowest point is at the tributary of the Taubach into the Schwarza .

Community structure

Schluchsee is divided into the districts Aha with Äule, Blasiwald, Faulenfürst, Fischbach, Schluchsee, Seebrugg and Schönenbach and also into the six residential districts within the meaning of the Baden-Württemberg municipal code Schluchsee-Ort , Aha-Äule , Blasiwald , Faulenfürst , Fischbach and Schönenbach . The districts of Schönenbach and Blasiwald form localities within the meaning of the Baden-Württemberg municipal code, each with its own local council and local mayor as its chairman.

The hamlet of Muchenland and the Zinken Althütte, Eisenbreche, Loch, Sommerseite and Winterseite belong to the former municipality of Blasiwald . The village of Faulenfürst and Seebrugg (Seebruck) belong to the former community of Faulenfürst. The village (Ober-) Fischbach and the prongs of Hinterhäuser and Schwende belong to the former municipality of Fischbach. The village of Schluchsee, the hamlets of Äule, Oberaha, Unteraha and Unterfischbach, the homestead Dresselbach and the residential areas Forsthaus Oberaha and Unterkrummen belong to the municipality of Schluchsee in the area before the municipal reform. The village of Schönenbach and the farms of Oberschwarzhalden and Unterschwarzhalden belong to the former municipality of Schönenbach. In the district of Blasiwald is the abandoned village of Wüstengraben and in the district of Schluchsee the abandoned village of Oberkrummen.

Districts of the municipality of Schluchsee and their population:

District Residents
Schluchsee * 1700
Blasiwald 280
Lazy Lord *** 170
Fischbach ** 250
Schönenbach 120
Schluchsee community 2520

* with the districts of Aha-Äule, Dresselbach and Unterfischbach

** with the districts of Hinterhäuser and Schwende

*** with the Seebrugg district

Neighboring communities

Schluchsee borders the following communities (clockwise): Feldberg in the Black Forest , Lenzkirch , Bonndorf in the Black Forest , Grafenhausen , Ühlingen-Birkendorf , Höchenschwand , Häuser and St. Blasien .


The average temperature in Schluchsee is +5.6 ° C (January −2.2 ° C; July +14.4 ° C). The amount of precipitation is 1503 mm. The precipitation is evenly distributed over the whole year. (September driest, December wettest) (data refer to the period 1961–1990)


Schluchsee is one of the oldest places mentioned in writing in the Upper Black Forest. After a diploma from Emperor Otto II of June 5, 983 has been proven to be a forgery, the first secured message comes from 1076. It is taken from a document from 1125 in which the "Schluchsee estate" was donated to the St. Blasien monastery has been confirmed. In the Middle Ages the bailiwick rights lay with the Fürstenberg house . At the end of the 17th century, the monastery of St. Blasien regained suzerainty. In 1803 it passed to the Johanniter von Heitersheim as a result of the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss . With the establishment of the Grand Duchy of Baden , they had to cede sovereign rights to the new state through the Rhine Confederation Act in 1806.

In the 19th century, the population began to become impoverished, which led to emigration and the number of people to drop significantly. Lastingly damaged by hunger and poor harvests, many farmers were forced to sell their farms to the state. It was only with the construction of the three-way cable car from Titisee to Seebrugg, which opened in 1926, that tourism began to recover. Just as crucial for this, however, were the construction of the dam and thus the damming of the lake, which, in addition to its importance for energy generation, also had a high recreational and recreational value.

On July 1, 1971, the previously independent communities of Faulenfürst and Fischbach were incorporated into Schluchsee, followed by Schönenbach on September 1, 1973. Blasiwald was incorporated on July 1, 1974.


Municipal council

Local elections 2019
Turnout: 61.9%

The local election on May 25, 2014 resulted in the following distribution of seats (with a change from 2009):

SPD 6 seats ± 0 Share of votes 47.2%
CDU / Citizens' List ¹ 6 seats - 1 Share of votes 52.8%

¹ list connection

The turnout was 54.2%.

The local elections on May 26, 2019 resulted in the following distribution of seats:

Party / list Seats Share of votes
SPD 6th 49.8%
CDU 6th 50.2%


In the mayoral election on March 22, 2009, Jürgen Kaiser (independent) won the second ballot with 58.43%. The turnout was 68.7%. In the election on February 12, 2017, he received 97.26% and was thus elected for a second term. The turnout was 48.74%.

Schluchsee town hall
Mayor since 1945
Term of office Surname
1945-1946 Johann bull
1946-1959 Josef Schlachter
1959-1961 Paul Albiez
1961-1996 Hermann Schlachter
Term of office Surname
1996-2004 Theodor Ehret
2004-2009 Manfred Merstetter
2009 Peter Finkbeiner (interim)
since 2009 Jürgen Kaiser

Parish partnership

Schluchsee has a partnership with the French community of Sévrier on Lac d'Annecy .

Economy and Infrastructure

Economically, the municipality is almost entirely geared towards tourism.


Schluchsee is connected to the railway network by the Dreiseenbahn to Titisee , which runs on the north bank of the lake. There are connections from Titisee via the Höllentalbahn to Freiburg and Donaueschingen . In addition to the terminus of the line in Seebrugg, there are train stations and stops in Schluchsee and Aha.

The federal road 500 ( Black Forest High Road ) also runs on the north bank of the lake and leads through the village, past the dam wall to the south located Waldshut on the Upper Rhine .

Culture and sights


In the district of Blasiwald, in an old inn ("Eisenbreche") converted for this purpose, a model railway museum began its "railway operations" on various layouts.

Hiking trails

Schluchsee is located on Mittelweg , a long-distance hiking trail run by the Black Forest Association from Pforzheim to Waldshut , and on the Schluchtensteig from Stühlingen to Wehr .

The cultural monument of the stone circles on the Schluchsee , which is on the way between the Gasthaus Eisenbreche and the dam on the Schluchsee, is worth seeing .


Schluchsee offers many sports opportunities in winter with skiing (various cross-country ski trails and good downhill runs on the nearby Feldberg ) and in summer with sailing . The Schluchsee e. V. conducts regattas in the summer months .

The Schluchseelauf has been taking place since 1984 . The now traditional running competition leads around the Schluchsee on a circular course.


Parish Church of St. Nicholas

The St. Nicholas Church, built in 1275, is only a few steps away from the Schluchsee train station. Your roof is completely covered with wooden shingles. The equipment is by the Breisach sculptor Helmut Lutz .

Regular events

Every year on the Sunday of the first weekend in May the Schluchseelauf takes place, an approx. 18 km long run around the Schluchsee. The Schluchsee Nordic Walking Day starts on the Saturday of the first weekend in May with two routes over 18 km and 11 km respectively.

At the end of July, the Schluchseetriathlon is held annually as the closing event of the Baden-Württemberg Triathlon League. You will swim 1,500 meters in Schluchsee, followed by 40 kilometers of cycling and a final 10-kilometer run.

Local ski races are held at the Fischbach ski lift every winter.


Sons and daughters of the church

Other personalities related to the location

  • August Hirt (1898–1945), SS doctor, committed suicide in the Schluchsee district of Schönenbach
  • Thomas Rapsilber (1966–2002), ice hockey goalkeeper , drowned while fishing in Schluchsee at night

Web links

Commons : Schluchsee (municipality)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: Schluchsee  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office Baden-Württemberg - Population by nationality and gender on December 31, 2018 (CSV file) ( help on this ).
  2. Main statute of the municipality of Schluchsee from September 19, 2000 (PDF; 82 kB).
  3. ^ The state of Baden-Württemberg. Official description by district and municipality. Volume IV: District Freiburg Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1978, ISBN 3-17-007174-2 . Pp. 86-89
  4. Portraits of the districts on the website of the municipality of Schluchsee , accessed on March 29, 2017
  5. ^ Friedbert Zapf: Schluchsee: Crucifixion in the Bottle , Badische Zeitung, December 10, 2010, accessed on February 27, 2011
  6. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 499, 508 and 509 .
  7. ^ Municipality of Schluchsee - preliminary result of the election of the municipal council on May 26, 2019 , accessed on November 15, 2019.
  8. ↑ Government Gazette. No. 11 of March 27, 2009.
  9. ^ State Gazette Baden-Württemberg - Mayor election Schluchsee , accessed on November 15, 2019.
  10. Schluchsee diving area | Schluchsee diving center. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on January 18, 2015 ; accessed on March 22, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  11. Parish Church of St. Nicholas