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prior to 1090

Büsingen am Hochrhein is a town in Germany located in Baden-Württemberg. It is surrounded by the Swiss cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, and Zürich.


The oldest archaeological finds near Büsingen am Hochrhein date from the Bronze Age to the late Hallstatt era. Eventually, the Roman Empire established the city.

During 1090, the city was first mentioned by Burkhard von Nellenburg.

The current community was founded on December 6, 1961.



The euro is the official currency of Büsingen am Hochrhein.

During the time of the Roman province, Germania Superior, it is likely that the city of Büsingen am Hochrhein used the currencies of the Roman Empire. After this, the country likely used Alamannian currency. The location of the city was then given to the Holy Roman Empire after this, and therefore, the city likely used the many currencies of the Reich. Afterwards, it became a part of the Confederation of the Rhine and German Confederation. Under the German Confederation, the city was part of the state of Baden, which issued its own currency up until the establishment of the German Empire, which introduced the German gold mark and papiermark. After World War I, the German Empire was disestablished, resulting in the establishment of the Weimar Republic and eventually Nazi Germany, giving rise to the rentenmark and reichsmark. When the Deutsche Mark was introduced, many residents of Büsingen am Hochrhein used the Swiss franc as currency rather than the Deutsche Mark, which was the official currency of Germany and West Germany. Even today, the Swiss franc is unofficially being used as currency rather than the euro, which is the current currency of Germany.

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