Waldkraiburg

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Waldkraiburg
Coat of arms of Waldkraiburg
Coat of arms
Waldkraiburg   is located in Germany
Waldkraiburg
Waldkraiburg
Coordinates: 48°13′N 12°24′E / 48.217°N 12.400°E / 48.217; 12.400Coordinates: 48°13′N 12°24′E / 48.217°N 12.400°E / 48.217; 12.400
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Mühldorf am Inn
Government
 • Mayor Siegfried Klika (CSU)
Area
 • Total 21.53 km2 (8.31 sq mi)
Elevation 436 m (1,430 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,663
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 84478
Dialling codes 08638
Vehicle registration
Website www.waldkraiburg.de

Waldkraiburg is a town in the district of Mühldorf, in Bavaria, Germany with a population of about 24,000. It is the biggest town in the district of Mühldorf. It is located on the Inn River, approximately ten kilometers southwest of Mühldorf and sixty kilometers east of Munich. Waldkraiburg is one of the bavarian displaced person cities. During World War II, an armour factory fabricated gunpowder in this area. The remaining bunkers were soon used as makeshift housing for displaced persons from Sudetenland and Bohemia.

Officially founded on April 1, 1950 the community grew fast and in 1960 it was granted the rights of a town. Today, chemical and engine building factories are located in Waldkraiburg.

Sport clubs and other associations[edit]

  • EHC Waldkraiburg
  • EC Grizzly's
  • Runningclub LC Bayern
  • Motorclub Waldkraiburg in the ADAC
  • Rock'n Roll & Boogie-Club "Hot Socks"
  • Shooting Club Waldkraiburg
  • Squashclub Waldkraiburg
  • Diving Club TC Manta
  • Dancing Club Weiß-Blau 70 e.V. Waldkraiburg
  • VfL Waldkraiburg

Partner cities[edit]

Famous people in Waldkraiburg[edit]

  • Ferdinand Staeger * March 3, 1880 in Trebitsch, Mähren; † September 11, 1976 in Waldkraiburg, was a German painter.

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Julia Mürkens: January 1, 2007 she was invested "Miss Bayern"

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