Eckernförde

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Eckernförde
Coat of arms of Eckernförde
Coat of arms
Eckernförde is located in Germany
Eckernförde
Eckernförde
Location of Eckernförde within Rendsburg-Eckernförde district
Eckernfoerde in RD.png
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CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictRendsburg-Eckernförde
Government
 • MayorJörg Sibbel
Area
 • Total17.97 km2 (6.94 sq mi)
Elevation
0 - 42 m (−138 ft)
Population
(2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total21,942
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
24340
Dialling codes04351
Vehicle registrationRD
Websitewww.eckernfoerde.de

Eckernförde (Danish: Egernførde, sometimes also Egernfjord, Low German: Eckernför, sometimes also Eckernföör) is a German city in Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde at the Baltic Sea near Kiel. The population is about 23,000.

All 24 German submarines are stationed in Eckernförde.

Eckernförde is a well-known touristic centre in Northern Germany.

History[change | change source]

  • In 1302 Eckernförde is first mentioned as a city.
  • The Count Saint-Germain is supposed to be buried in Eckernförde near the St.-Nicolai-Church. His grave was destroyed by the great storm tide on 13 November 1872.

Twin towns[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2016] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

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