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'''Waldkirchen''' is the biggest town in the district of [[Freyung-Grafenau]] in [[Germany]].
 
== 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]]).
[[Image:Waldkirchen1.jpg]]
 
== Inhabitants ==
 
* 1979: 8,835
* 1982: 8,882
* 1992: 10,067
* 2005: 10,673 City centre: 3,613 Villages: 7,060
 
== Religion ==
*Roman Catholics: 89%
*Protestant: 6%
*others: 5%
 
== Sights ==
 
-'''City Wall''' [[Image:ringmauer l.jpg]]
- '''Marketplace'''
 
== Tourism ==
 
Waldkirchen's main "industry" is tourism. Embedded in the Bavarian Forest, Waldkirchen is close to Prague, Munich and Vienna.
 
==References==
== External links ==
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== External links ==
* http://www.waldkirchen.de/
 
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