July 1979 – the marketplace of Waldkirch in the Black Forest

Project Postcard July 1979 - Waldkirch in Schwarzwald Germany front

Project Postcard July 1979 - Waldkirch in Schwarzwald Germany back

Waldkirch is a town in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, 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, Andreas Ruth and Son, and Wilhelm Bruder and Sons.

The town lays by the Elz River, in the south-western part of the Black Forest. Waldkirch is located directly at the foot of the Kandel mountain, which is 1.241 m high. The lowest point of Waldkirch is 243 m high, the difference in altitude in the district is 998 m.

This postcard from summer 1979 shows the market place of Waldkirch.


Owner of this postcard: Matias Roskos