Triberg im Schwarzwald

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Template:Infobox German location 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.Template:When?

Sights

Other points of interest are:

  • the Black Forest museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum)
  • the pilgrimage church Maria in der tanne (Mary in the Fir), a baroque church dating from the 18th Century
  • the handcarved council chamber
  • the world's biggest Cuckoo clock
  • the 40 tunnels of the Schwarzwaldbahn (Baden) (Black Forest Railway) around Triberg.
  • two Men's parking spaces, a global first introduced in 2012

Trivia

The asteroid 619 Triberga is named after this town.

See also

  • List of world's largest cuckoo clocks

Gallery

References

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External links

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