Singen from the Hohentwiel
|• Mayor||Bernd Häusler (CDU)|
|• Total||61.75 km2 (23.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||429 m (1,407 ft)|
|• Density||770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
World War II 'Singen route'
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 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. 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
- 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
- Cédric Soares (born 1991), Portuguese footballer
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2019". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). September 2020.
- 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.
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