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Waldkirch is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located 15 kilometers northeast of Freiburg im Breisgau. While the English translation of its name is Forest Church, it is known as the "town of mechanical organs", where fairground organs played on the streets were long manufactured by such well-known firms as Carl Frei (later of Breda, Netherlands), Andreas Ruth and Son, and Wilhelm Bruder and Sons. The largest employers today are SICK AG, which manufactures optical sensors, Faller AG, which prints pharmaceutical packages and inserts, and Mack Rides, which exports amusement park and water park rides worldwide. Cultural events include the Klappe 11 Cinema festival, the Organ Festival and the Peter Feuchtwanger Piano Masterclass.

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Coat of arms of Waldkirch
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Location of Waldkirch within Emmendingen district
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Waldkirch is located in Germany
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Waldkirch is located in Baden-Württemberg
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Waldkirch
Coordinates: 48°6′N 7°58′E / 48.100°N 7.967°E / 48.100; 7.967Coordinates: 48°6′N 7°58′E / 48.100°N 7.967°E / 48.100; 7.967
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionFreiburg
DistrictEmmendingen
Subdivisions5
Government
 • MayorRoman Götzmann (SPD)
Area
 • Total48.47 km2 (18.71 sq mi)
Elevation
274 m (899 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[3]
 • Total21,799
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
79183
Dialling codes07681
Vehicle registrationEM
Websitewww.stadt-waldkirch.de

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SightsEdit

  • The Catholic Church St. Magarethen
  • The ruin of the Kastelburg
  • The market place with the town hall
  • Elztalmuseum, many examples of the mechanical organs built in the town

International relationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.statistik.baden-wuerttemberg.de/BevoelkGebiet/Bevoelkerung/01515020.tab?R=GS316056.
  2. ^ "Alle politisch selbständigen Gemeinden mit ausgewählten Merkmalen am 31.12.2018 (4. Quartal)". DESTATIS. Archived from the original on 10 March 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018.

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