Triberg im Schwarzwald
Triberg seen from the west
|• Mayor||Gallus Strobel (CDU)|
|• Total||33.32 km2 (12.86 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,050 m (3,440 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||600 m (2,000 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Triberg im Schwarzwald is a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located in the Schwarzwald-Baar district in the Black Forest. In 2004, it had 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 the famous industrialist and inventor Carl von 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. A private hospital, Asklepios Klinik, is the town's major employer. The number of inhabitants decreased from 8,000 to 5,000.[when?]
Other points of interest are:
- Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum)
- Maria in der Tanne (Mary in the Fir), a baroque pilgrimage church dating from the 18th Century
- the handcarved council chamber
- world's biggest cuckoo clock
- 40 tunnels of the Schwarzwaldbahn (Baden) (Black Forest Railway) around Triberg.
- Men's parking spaces, a global first introduced in 2012
- Triberg Gallows on the nearby heights of Hochgericht
- Albrecht Dold (1928-2011), mathematician and professor in Heidelberg
- Christof Duffner (born 1971), former ski jumper
- Hubert Lienhard (born 1951), Chairman of the Board of Management of Voith
- Hans-Peter Pohl (born 1965), Olympic winner in Nordic Combined Calgary 1988
The world's largest cuckoo clock located in Triberg
- "Bevölkerung nach Nationalität und Geschlecht am 31. Dezember 2018". Statistisches Landesamt Baden-Württemberg (in German). July 2019.
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