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Gemeinde Waidbruck
Comune di Ponte Gardena
Oswald von Wolkenstein Town Square
Waidbruck is located in Italy
Location of Waidbruck in Italy
Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°32′E / 46.600°N 11.533°E / 46.600; 11.533Coordinates: 46°36′N 11°32′E / 46.600°N 11.533°E / 46.600; 11.533
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province South Tyrol (BZ)
 • Mayor Oswald Rabanser
 • Total 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Elevation 471 m (1,545 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 192
 • Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Waidbrucker
Italian: pontegardenesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39040
Dialing code 0471
Website Official website

Waidbruck (German pronunciation: [vaɪ̯tˈbrʊk]; Italian: Ponte Gardena [ˈponte ɡarˈdeːna]; Ladin: Pruca) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Bolzano.


As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 192 and an area of 2.3 square kilometres (0.89 sq mi).[1]

Waidbruck borders the following municipalities: Barbian, Kastelruth and Lajen.


Place name[edit]

An archaic form of the comune's name, Waidepruk (1264), reveals its origins from Old High German. Waid means "meadow" and pruk means "bridge". Hence also the Italian name, "Ponte Gardena".


The emblem symbolizes the bridge; argent a fess nebuly gules on azure that indicates the Eisack river. The reason comes from the gules and argent insignia of the counts of Wolkenstein, owners of the local Trostburg Castle since 1385. The emblem was adopted in 1969.[2]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 81.40% of the population speak German, 13.37% Italian and 5.23% Ladin as first language.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Heraldry of the World: Waidbruck
  3. ^ "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info. Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Waidbruck at Wikimedia Commons