in Rhine-Neckar-District, the town among the woodlands, was first mentioned in 770, civic rights since 1901. Walldorf calls itself "Astorstadt" after Johann Jakob Astor, born here in 1763 who then emigrated to the U.S.A. and became one of the richest men in the world through fur trade and real estate business. Walldorf is a twin town of Astoria, Oregon, U.S.A. founded by J.J. Astor.
Walldorf is surrounded by large pinewoods and mixed woodlands offering numerous opportunities for rest and recreation. Owing to its favourable situation near the motorways Karlsruhe - Frankfurt (A5) and Mannheim - Heilbronn (A6 - motorway intersection Walldorf), Walldorf is a favorite residential and industrial town. It lies 116m above sea-level, has 14,000 inhabitants and provides almost every kind of facility for leisure.
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