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|• Mayor||Richard Leibinger (SPD)|
|• Total||48.47 km2 (18.71 sq mi)|
|Elevation||274 m (899 ft)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
- The Catholic Church St. Magarethen
- The ruin of the Kastelburg
- The market place with the town hall
Waldkirch is twinned with:
- Liestal, Switzerland.
- Sélestat, France
- Chavanay, France
- Montignies-sur-Sambre / Charleroi, Belgium
- Worthing, United Kingdom
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31.12.2012 (Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 12 November 2013.
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