Place:Triberg, Baden, Germany

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NameTriberg
TypeTown
Coordinates48.133°N 8.233°E
Located inBaden, Germany
Also located inSchwarzwald-Baar-Kreis, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany    
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Hornberg
Nußbach
Reichenbach
Rohrbach
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Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. As of 2004 it has a population of 5,377. Triberg lies in the middle of the Black Forest between 500 and 1038 metres above sea level.

The Triberg Waterfalls, a series of waterfalls in the Gutach River, are among the tallest in Germany. With a total vertical drop of 151m (496 feet), the falls are shorter than the tallest waterfall in Germany, the Röthbachfall. However, the Triberg Falls are better known and have easier public access.

Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft Triberg, a regional utility, was founded 1896 by Friedrich Wilhelm Schoen, Wilhelm Eduard von Schoen and famous industrialist and inventor Carl Linde. It is still active today and partially owned by local municipalities. Watchmaking was once a thriving local industry, but no longer plays a central role in the economy. Private hospital Asklepios Klinik is the town's major employer. The amount of inhabitants decreased from 8,000 to 5,000.

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