|• Lord mayor (2021–29)||Bernd Häusler (CDU)|
|• Total||61.75 km2 (23.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||429 m (1,407 ft)|
|• Density||790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
World War II 'Singen route' Edit
Singen is notable in military history for the Singen route in World War II. This route into Switzerland was discovered by Dutch naval lieutenant Hans Larive in late 1940 on his first escape attempt from an Oflag (prisoner's camp for officers) in Soest. After being captured at the Swiss border near Singen, the interrogating Gestapo officer was so confident the war would soon be won by Germany that he told Larive the safe way across the border. The officer described how someone could walk to the 'Ramsen salient' where the Swiss border juts into German territory. Larive did not forget and many prisoners later escaped using this route - that included Larive himself, Francis Steinmetz, Anthony Luteyn, Airey Neave, Pat Reid and Howard Wardle in their escapes from Colditz Castle when Colditz was used in the war as Oflag IV-C.
Twin towns – sister cities Edit
Notable people Edit
- Herbert Haag (1915–2001), Swiss Catholic theologian
- Knut Folkerts (born 1952), former terrorist Red Army Faction (RAF)
- Beatrix Ruf (born 1960), director and curator of the Kunsthalle Zürich
- Jens Truckenbrod (born 1980), footballer
- Aaron Burkart (born 1982), rally driver
- Cédric Soares (born 1991), Portuguese footballer
- Oberbürgermeisterwahl Singen 2021, Staatsanzeiger.
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2021" [Population by nationality and sex as of December 31, 2021] (CSV) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg. June 2022.
- Larive; the man who came in from Colditz, Leo de hartog; officieren achter prikkeldraad 1940-1945
- "Wir in Europa". singen.de (in German). Singen. Retrieved 2021-03-27.