Waldenbuch

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Waldenbuch
Coat of arms of Waldenbuch
Coat of arms
Waldenbuch   is located in Germany
Waldenbuch
Waldenbuch
Coordinates: 48°38′14″N 9°7′54″E / 48.63722°N 9.13167°E / 48.63722; 9.13167Coordinates: 48°38′14″N 9°7′54″E / 48.63722°N 9.13167°E / 48.63722; 9.13167
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Böblingen
Subdivisions 7
Government
 • Mayor Michael Lutz
Area
 • Total 22.70 km2 (8.76 sq mi)
Elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,461
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 71111
Dialling codes 07157
Vehicle registration BB
Website www.waldenbuch.de

Waldenbuch is a town in the district of Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

It is the home of the popular Ritter Sport brand of chocolate.

Geography[edit]

Geographical location[edit]

Panoramic view over Waldenbuch

Waldenbuch is situated at an altitude reaching from 340 to 460 meters on the northern edge of Schönbuch forest, 16 km south of Stuttgart.

Districts[edit]

Waldenbuch consists of the districts Sonnenhang, Kalkofen, Weilerberg, Glashütte, Stadtkern ("Städtle"), Liebenau and Hasenhof.

History[edit]

The first documented mention of Waldenbuch is from 1296.

Sights and culture[edit]

In the centre of Waldenbuch is the town's landmark Schloss Waldenbuch. The castle is the domicile of the Museum der Alltagskultur, one of the most important museums of folk culture in Germany.

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