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Coat of arms of Waldenbuch
Coat of arms
Waldenbuch   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 48°38′14″N 9°7′54″E / 48.63722°N 9.13167°E / 48.63722; 9.13167Coordinates: 48°38′14″N 9°7′54″E / 48.63722°N 9.13167°E / 48.63722; 9.13167
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Stuttgart
District Böblingen
 • Mayor Michael Lutz
 • Total 22.70 km2 (8.76 sq mi)
Elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,590
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 71111
Dialling codes 07157
Vehicle registration BB
Website www.waldenbuch.de

Waldenbuch is a town in the district of Böblingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

It is the home of the popular Ritter Sport brand of chocolate.


Geographical location[edit]

Panoramic view over Waldenbuch

Waldenbuch is situated at an altitude reaching from 340 to 460 meters on the northern edge of Schönbuch forest, 16 km south of Stuttgart.


Waldenbuch consists of the districts Sonnenhang, Kalkofen, Weilerberg, Glashütte, Stadtkern ("Städtle"), Liebenau and Hasenhof.


Waldenbuch was first mentioned in documents in 1296. The city rights are attested since September 14, 1363. Since 1363 the city belonged to Württemberg, but was under the repurchase option of Austria.


Since the Reformation Waldenbuch is evangelical marked. Only in 1950 founded expellees another Roman Catholic church.

Number of residents[edit]

The number of residents are census results (¹) or statistical data from the data office in Stuttgart.

Year Number of residents
1. December 1871 ¹ 1.895
1. December 1900 ¹ 1.832
17. May 1939 ¹ 2.204
13. September 1950 ¹ 3.265
6. June 1961 ¹ 4.475
27. May 1970 ¹ 5.220
25. May 1987 ¹ 7.389
31. December 1995 8.267
31. December 2000 8.727
31. December 2005 8.651
31. December 2010 8.527

Economy and Infrastructure[edit]


The country road 1208 (old B 27) connects the city to the north with Stuttgart and to the south with Tübingen. The L 1185 leads in the west to Böblingen and in the east to Nürtingen. The in 1928 opened Siebenmühlental-Railway to Leinfelden was decommissioned in 1956. The local public transport is operated today by the bus line 86 (Vaihingen-Leinfelden-Waldenbuch) of the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen. The bus lines 760 (Böblingen-Schönaich-Waldenbuch), 826 (Leinfelden-Waldenbuch-Tübingen) and 828 (Stuttgart Airport Waldenbuch-Tübingen) are operated by the Regional Bus Stuttgart.

Sights and culture[edit]

In the centre of Waldenbuch is the town's landmark Schloss Waldenbuch. The castle is the domicile of the Museum der Alltagskultur, one of the most important museums of folk culture in Germany.


  • The Stadtkirche St. Veit, dates back in its origins to the 14th century.
  • The old rectory is in the immediate vicinity of the town church. The current building dates from 1720; Since 1990 it serves as a municipal music school.
Waldenbuch Pfarrhaus Old rectory
  • The Schloss Waldenbuch was a hunting lodge of the Dukes of Württemberg. The core of the system goes back to a castle which was first mentioned in 1381.
Waldenbuch Schloss
  • Castle and Stadtkirche including associated buildings are the market square. There is the town hall.
  • Opposite the town hall is the headquarters counterclaim, also a half-timbered building. It was built around 1750 as a guesthouse for court hunting parties.
  • The market fountain, which is approximately in the middle of the square, dates back to 1953.
  • The Dannecker House, built around 1620. Here the sculptor Johann Heinrich Dannecker spent his childhood with his grandparents.


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