Waldbronn is a municipality in the district of Karlsruhe, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the northern Black Forest, 11 kilometres (7 miles) southeast of Karlsruhe.

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Coat of arms of Waldbronn
Coat of arms
Location of Waldbronn
Waldbronn is located in Germany
Waldbronn
Waldbronn
Waldbronn is located in Baden-Württemberg
Waldbronn
Waldbronn
Coordinates: 48°55′28″N 8°28′33″E / 48.92444°N 8.47583°E / 48.92444; 8.47583Coordinates: 48°55′28″N 8°28′33″E / 48.92444°N 8.47583°E / 48.92444; 8.47583
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
Admin. regionKarlsruhe
DistrictKarlsruhe
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorFranz Masino
Area
 • Total11.35 km2 (4.38 sq mi)
Elevation
230-300 m (−750 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total13,151
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
76333–76337
Dialling codes07243
Vehicle registrationKA
Websitewww.waldbronn.de

GeographyEdit

Waldbronn is located at the border of the Alb-Pfinz-Plateau in the valley of the river Alb.

HistoryEdit

Waldbronn was founded in 1972 as a result of a municipal restructuring, when the communities Busenbach and Reichenbach merged. A year earlier the community of Etzenrot had been merged with Reichenbach already.

The three communities are first mentioned in historic documents in 1292.

In January 1994 Waldbronn was awarded the official status of "Ort mit Heilquellen-Kurbetrieb", indicating the medicinal benefits of its hot wells.

TransportEdit

Reichenbach is connected to the city of Karlsruhe by S 11 services operating over the Busenbach–Ittersbach railway, an electric railway that forms part of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. p. 93. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.