Waldkirch

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For the town in Switzerland, see Waldkirch, St. Gallen.
Waldkirch
Waldkirch Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Waldkirch
Coat of arms
Waldkirch is located in Germany
Waldkirch
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
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Emmendingen
Subdivisions 5
Government
 • Mayor Richard Leibinger (SPD)
Area
 • Total 48.47 km2 (18.71 sq mi)
Elevation 274 m (899 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,048
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79183
Dialling codes 07681
Vehicle registration EM
Website www.stadt-waldkirch.de

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 calliopes and fairground organs played on the streets were long manufactured by such well-known firms as Carl Frei (now of Breda, Netherlands), A. Ruth and Son, and Wilhelm Bruder's 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.

Sights[edit]

  • The Catholic Church St. Magarethen
  • The ruin of the Kastelburg
  • The market place with the town hall

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