Triberg im Schwarzwald

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Triberg im Schwarzwald
Coat of arms of Triberg im Schwarzwald
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Triberg im Schwarzwald   is located in Germany
Triberg im Schwarzwald
Triberg im Schwarzwald
Coordinates: 48°7′51″N 8°13′54″E / 48.13083°N 8.23167°E / 48.13083; 8.23167Coordinates: 48°7′51″N 8°13′54″E / 48.13083°N 8.23167°E / 48.13083; 8.23167
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis
 • Mayor Dr Gallus Strobel
 • Total 33.32 km2 (12.86 sq mi)
Elevation 600-1,050 m (−2,840 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,787
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 78098
Dialling codes 07722
Vehicle registration VS

Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. In 2004, it had a population of 5,377. Triberg lies in the middle of the Black Forest between 500 and 1038 metres above sea level.

The Triberg Waterfalls, a series of waterfalls in the Gutach River, are among the tallest in Germany. With a total vertical drop of 151m (496 feet), the falls are shorter than the tallest waterfall in Germany, the Röthbachfall. However, the Triberg Falls are better known and have easier public access.

Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft Triberg, a regional utility, was founded 1896 by Friedrich Wilhelm Schoen, Wilhelm Eduard von Schoen and the famous industrialist and inventor Carl von Linde. It is still active today and partially owned by local municipalities. Watchmaking was once a thriving local industry, but no longer plays a central role in the economy. A private hospital, Asklepios Klinik, is the town's major employer. The number of inhabitants decreased from 8,000 to 5,000.[when?]


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The asteroid 619 Triberga is named after this town.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Albrecht Dold (1928-2011), mathematician and professor in Heidelberg
  • Christof Duffner (born 1971), former ski jumper
  • Hubert Lienhard (born 1951), Chairman of the Board of Management of Voith
  • Hans-Peter Pohl (born 1965), Olympian winner in Nordic Combined Calgary 1988

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