|District||Mühldorf am Inn|
|• Mayor||Robert Pötzsch (UWG)|
|• Total||21.53 km2 (8.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||436 m (1,430 ft)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Waldkraiburg is a town in the district of Mühldorf, in Bavaria, Germany with a population of about 24,000. It is the biggest town in the district of Mühldorf. It is located on the Inn River, approximately ten kilometers southwest of Mühldorf and sixty kilometers east of Munich. Waldkraiburg is one of the Bavarian displaced person cities. During World War II, an armour factory fabricated gunpowder in this area. The remaining bunkers were soon used as makeshift housing for displaced persons from Sudetenland and Bohemia.
Officially founded on April 1, 1950, the community grew fast and, in 1960, it was granted the rights of a town. Today, chemical and engine building factories are located in Waldkraiburg.
Sport clubs and other associations
- EHC Waldkraiburg
- EC Grizzly's
- Runningclub LC Bayern
- Motorclub Waldkraiburg in the ADAC
- Rock'n Roll & Boogie-Club "Hot Socks"
- Shooting Club Waldkraiburg
- Squashclub Waldkraiburg
- Diving Club TC Manta
- Dancing Club Weiß-Blau 70 e.V. Waldkraiburg
- VfL Waldkraiburg
Famous people in Waldkraiburg
- Ferdinand Staeger * March 3, 1880 in Trebitsch, Moravia; † September 11, 1976 in Waldkraiburg; he was a German painter.
- Emilie Schindler is buried in Waldkraiburg. She was the wife of Oskar Schindler.
- Peter Maffay grew up in Waldkraiburg.
Sons and daughters of the city
- Julia Mürkens: January 1, 2007; she was invested "Miss Bayern".
- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.
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