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Coat of arms of Waldkirch
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Waldkirch  is located in Germany
Location of Waldkirch within Emmendingen district
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Coordinates: 48°6′N 7°58′E / 48.100°N 7.967°E / 48.100; 7.967Coordinates: 48°6′N 7°58′E / 48.100°N 7.967°E / 48.100; 7.967
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
Admin. region Freiburg
District Emmendingen
 • Mayor Roman Götzmann (SPD)
 • Total 48.47 km2 (18.71 sq mi)
Elevation 274 m (899 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,799
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 79183
Dialling codes 07681
Vehicle registration EM
Website www.stadt-waldkirch.de

Waldkirch is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located 15 kilometers northeast of Freiburg im Breisgau. While the English translation of its name is Forest Church, it is known as the "town of mechanical organs", where fairground organs played on the streets were long manufactured by such well-known firms as Carl Frei (later of Breda, Netherlands), Andreas Ruth and Son, and Wilhelm Bruder and Sons. The largest employers today are SICK AG, which manufactures optical sensors, Faller AG, which prints pharmaceutical packages and inserts, and Mack Rides, which exports amusement park and water park rides worldwide. Cultural events include the Klappe 11 Cinema festival, the Organ Festival and the Peter Feuchtwanger Piano Masterclass.


  • The Catholic Church St. Magarethen
  • The ruin of the Kastelburg
  • The market place with the town hall
  • Elztalmuseum, many examples of the mechanical organs built in the town

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Waldkirch is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2017". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2018. 

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