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== History ==
 
It was mentioned for the first time in 1203. Soon it became an important trading place along the "Goldener Steig" (Golden Path), a salt-trading route between Bavaria and Bohemia in the late [[Middle Ages]]. In the 13th century the [[Bishop of Passau]] gave '''Waldkirchen''' the title of a "Markt" ([[market]]).
It was mentioned for the first time in 1203.
Soon it became an important trading place along the "Goldener Steig" (Golden Path), a salt-trading route between Bavaria and Bohemia in the late [[Middle Ages]].
In the 13th century the Bishop of Passau gave '''Waldkirchen''' the title of a "Markt" ([[market]]).
After several raids of [[Bohemian]] soldiers during the 15th century the city was surrounded by the "Ringmauer", a big stonewall which is still to be seen in many places of the city.
 
Belonging to the Bishop of [[Passau]]'s territory for more than 600 years,the city became part of [[Bavaria]] in 1806 and in 1871 of the [[German Kaiserreich]].
 
Waldkirchen burned down 6 times (1492- 1945).