Place:Walldorf, Baden, Germany

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NameWalldorf
TypeTown
Coordinates49.3°N 8.65°E
Located inBaden, Germany
Also located inKarlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany    
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Walldorf is a town in the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis of Baden-Württemberg in Germany.

Walldorf is currently probably best known as the city that headquarters the world's fourth largest software company SAP, but it is also the birthplace of the millionaire John Jacob Astor, at the time of his death the wealthiest man in the United States. Astor's descendants of the Astor family perpetuated the North-Americanized version Waldorf in the names of The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Waldorf salad. It is also the origin of the name of the Waldorf-Astoria-Zigarettenfabrik and through it Waldorf education.

Walldorf is considered to be one of the richest towns in Europe and has often been awarded with the prize most economically attractive community in Germany.

The town is referred to, though not actually named, in John le Carré's novel Absolute Friends (2003), much of which is set in Heidelberg.

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