Waldkirchen, Saxony

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Waldkirchen
Ortsteil of Grünhainichen
Coat of arms of Waldkirchen
Coat of arms
Waldkirchen  is located in Germany
Waldkirchen
Waldkirchen
Coordinates: 50°46′N 13°7′E / 50.767°N 13.117°E / 50.767; 13.117Coordinates: 50°46′N 13°7′E / 50.767°N 13.117°E / 50.767; 13.117
Country Germany
State Saxony
District Erzgebirgskreis
Town Grünhainichen
Area
 • Total 8.96 km2 (3.46 sq mi)
Elevation 453 m (1,486 ft)
Population (2006-12-31)
 • Total 1,185
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 09437
Dialling codes 037294
Vehicle registration MEK
Website www.wildenstein.ws

Waldkirchen is a village and former municipality in the district of Erzgebirgskreis, in Saxony, Germany. Since 1 March 2009 it has been part of the municipality of Grünhainichen.

Waldkirchen grew outwards in the direction of Grünhainichen from a church erected at the end of the village, from which the name of the village is derived ("forest church"), along an unnamed side valley of the river Zschopau. With the Reformation in 1539 Waldkirchen became an independent parish. The settlement of Zschopenthal (mentioned in church records for the first time in 1663) was established on the river Zschopau itself where, in 1687, a paintworks was built.