Grafenhausen is a municipality in the district of Waldshut in Baden- Württemberg and state- recognized health resort.

  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 partnerships
  • 6.1 Sons and daughters of the town


Geographical Location

Grafenhausen lies on a high plateau of the southern Black Forest south of Schluchsee 800-1100 meters above sea level. About 62 % of the municipal area is wooded.

Neighboring communities

Grafenhausen bordered to the north and west by the municipality in the district of Breisgau- Schluchseewerk Black Forest, on the east by the city of Bonn village in the Black Forest and on the south by Uhlingen birch village.

Community structure

The municipality Grafenhausen within the borders of before the municipal reform of the 1970s, the villages Grafenhausen, Gerold Hofstetten and Rippoldsried, the hamlet Amertsfeld, Balzhausen, Dürrenbühl, Ebersbach, Rötenberg and Schaffhauser saw, the tines Brünlisbach, Rothaus included with the Huesli and Signau, the courtyards Schlüchtseehof vorm. Bleach and pine mill and the houses of wood and Häusle Schlüchtmühle. For the former municipality included the villages Mettenberg Mette Berg, Buggenried and Seewangen and the houses Kaßlett. For the former municipality of Staufen included the village of Staufen, the hamlet Bulgenbach and the houses Heidemühle and Klausmühle.

In the former town Grafenhausen the waste places of Glashütte, Hettistal, lance ford, Lantz Hoven and Scheuerhof were. In the area of ​​the municipality Staufen was the deserted village Bürgle.


  • Coat of arms of former municipalities
  • Mettenberg
  • Staufen

The settlement Grafenhausen was founded in 1078 by the Counts of Nellenburg. To 1082 All Saints was built a monastery cell in Grafenhausen in Schaffhausen from the monastery. 1285 reached the place in the possession of the monastery and became a town. Since Grafenhausen was seat of the court, the House of adjudicatory Count was probably the namesake of the place which was first described in 1095. In the past as court space still reminds the Justitia on the emblem of the city.

After the Reformation Grafenhausen came into the possession of the city of Schaffhausen. Through a land exchange for the villages Schleitheim and Beggingen the village in 1530 along with birch village came to Landgraviate Stühlingen. When land swap about 360 ha of forest remained on Grafenhausener district in possession of Schaffhausen. So it is today; the forest is managed by a salaried by the Canton of Schaffhausen forester.

After further changes of ownership Grafenhausen went in 1609 to the imperial rule of the monastery of St. Blaise Bonn village and with her in the course of the secularization of the rule Heiterheim, which was ruled by the Grand Priory of the Order of Malta.

In 1791 founded Martin Gerbert, the Prince Abbot of St. Blaise, the brewery Rothaus. In 1806 Grafenhausen after one year of membership in the Kingdom of Württemberg through the Act of Confederation to the newly created Grand Duchy of Baden. 1934, the formerly independent places Gerold Hofstetten, Rippoldsried and Rötenberg were incorporated, as part of the Baden-Württemberg territorial reform also Staufen were on May 1, 1972 Mettenberg and on 1 April 1974 incorporated.


Grafenhausen belongs to the Gemeindeverwaltungsverband "Upper Schlüchttal " with headquarters in Uhlingen birch village.

Parish council

The local elections of 7 June 2009 resulted in a turnout of 64.1 % ( -2.9 ) to the following result:


Grafenhausen maintains since 1973 partnerships with Combrit -Sainte Marine, Brittany in France. On 21 May 2004, as a friendship deed between the municipality and the municipality Grafenhausen Dörnthal in Saxony was signed.


In the local museum Huesli between Grafenhausen and the village Rothaus various everyday objects of life in the Black Forest are shown. Here also outdoor scenes for the TV series " Black Forest Clinic " were filmed.

Also located in the immediate vicinity of the 1.7 -kilometer-long trail of Schlühüwana Park ( Schüchtsee - Huesli Forest Nature Park ), which, starting from the local museum Huesli leads to Schlüchtsee and contains numerous root figures. The figures were created from the fallen tree stumps and roots outstanding after the storm Lothar.

In the center Count Stockhausen Sculpture Park was established, which is the scene of the artist 's symposium, which takes place in a three-year cycle and experiences of international participation. The house guest was inaugurated in 1987 and in addition to the tourist information office, the Black Forest Hall (multipurpose hall for sports and events ) and the indoor pool with sauna blub area. The indoor pool has a movable floor, which is why there are different water depths during the opening times. By June 2014, produced under the working title of Black Forest of the Senses, a hands-on museum.

In a three -valley area in Schlüchttal is the Tannenmühle with reconstructed mill museum, petting zoo and a playground for children.

The natural monuments in Grafenhausen include numerous ancient trees which are scattered over the entire district Grafenhausen. Below that is the Daniel fir, which is supposed to be about 400 years old and is five meters in circumference than the thickest pine in the southern Black Forest. She is standing in the nature reserve Schlüchtsee. Every year the children go the Grafenhausener kindergarten to this fir in order to " measure " to.

Among the regular events in Grafenhausen which has become one of the town 's best-loved Heavy Xmas Festival, which takes place usually a week before Christmas. The band were occurring in the past Korpiklaani, Powerwolf, Haggard, Eluveitie, Knorkator, The Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Emil Bulls, Disillusion, Van Canto, The Ocean and Superbutt.


Tourism is the main source of income for the local economy. According to the company, the community recognized with their 2040 guest beds annually about 145,000 overnight stays. Majority of the 136 businesses in the municipality is the Baden State Rothaus.


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Hans Müller of Bulgenbach (* in the 15th century; † August 12, 1525 ), born in Bulgenbach, peasant leader in the German Peasants' War
  • Johann Anton Morath (1718-1783), born in Staufen, Baroque painter
  • Johann Baptist Nüßle (1744-1811), Hafnermeister
  • Friedrich Schlatter (1878-1927), Prelate, editors, General Secretary of the Boniface Association
  • Edwin Green Ingersoll (1882-1963), born in Mettenberg, Baden administrative lawyer, district administrator of Buhl
  • Gabriele Schmidt ( * 1956 ), politician (CDU )