Place:Waldkirch, Baden, Germany

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NameWaldkirch
TypeTown
Coordinates48.1°N 7.967°E
Located inBaden, Germany
Also located inFreiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany     (800 - )
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Waldkirch is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located 15 kilometers northeast of Freiburg im Breisgau. While the English translation of its name is Forest Church, it is known as the "town of mechanical organs", where fairground organs played on the streets were long manufactured by such well-known firms as Carl Frei (later of Breda, Netherlands), Andreas Ruth and Son, and Wilhelm Bruder and Sons. The largest employers today are SICK AG, which manufactures optical sensors, Faller AG, which prints pharmaceutical packages and inserts, and Mack Rides, which exports amusement park and water park rides worldwide.

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