Waldkraiburg

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.

Waldkraiburg
Town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Waldkraiburg within Mühldorf am Inn district
Waldkraiburg
Waldkraiburg
Coordinates: 48°13′N 12°24′E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionOberbayern
DistrictMühldorf am Inn
Government
  MayorRobert Pötzsch (UWG)
Area
  Total21.53 km2 (8.31 sq mi)
Elevation
436 m (1,430 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total23,442
  Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
84478
Dialling codes08638
Vehicle registration
Websitewww.waldkraiburg.de

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

Partner cities

Famous people in Waldkraiburg

Sons and daughters of the city

  • Julia Mürkens: January 1, 2007; she was invested "Miss Bayern".

References

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