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Coat of arms of Waldbronn
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Waldbronn   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°55′28″N 8°28′33″E / 48.92444°N 8.47583°E / 48.92444; 8.47583Coordinates: 48°55′28″N 8°28′33″E / 48.92444°N 8.47583°E / 48.92444; 8.47583
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Karlsruhe
District Karlsruhe
 • Mayor Franz Masino
 • Total 11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Elevation 230-300 m (−750 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,897
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 76333–76337
Dialling codes 07243
Vehicle registration KA
Website www.waldbronn.de

Waldbronn is a municipality in the district of Karlsruhe, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the northern Black Forest, 11 kilometres (7 miles) southeast of Karlsruhe.


Waldbronn is located at the border of the Alb-Pfinz-Plateau in the valley of the river Alb.


Waldbronn was founded in 1972 as a result of a municipal restructuring, when the communities Busenbach and Reichenbach merged. A year earlier the community of Etzenrot had been merged with Reichenbach already.

The three communities are first mentioned in historic documents in 1292.

In January 1994 Waldbronn was awarded the official status of "Ort mit Heilquellen-Kurbetrieb", indicating the medicinal benefits of its hot wells.


Reichenbach is connected to the city of Karlsruhe by S 11 services operating over the Busenbach–Ittersbach railway, an electric railway that forms part of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.[2]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 93. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.