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
Town hall
Coat of arms of Waldkraiburg
Coat of arms
Location of Waldkraiburg within Mühldorf am Inn district
Waldkraiburg in MÜ.svg
Waldkraiburg is located in Germany
Waldkraiburg
Waldkraiburg
Waldkraiburg is located in Bavaria
Waldkraiburg
Waldkraiburg
Coordinates: 48°13′N 12°24′E / 48.217°N 12.400°E / 48.217; 12.400Coordinates: 48°13′N 12°24′E / 48.217°N 12.400°E / 48.217; 12.400
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
Aerial view of Waldkraiburg

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 associationsEdit

  • 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 citiesEdit

Famous people in WaldkraiburgEdit

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). July 2019.