|• Mayor||Jörg Sibbel|
|• Total||17.97 km2 (6.94 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0 - 42 m (−138 ft)|
|• Density||1,216.4/km2 (3,150.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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]
- UK, Macclesfield, (since 1953)
- Sweden, Hässleholm, (since 1958)
- Tanzania, Tanga, (since 1963)
- Denmark, Nakskov, (since 1969)
- Poland, Brzeg, (since 1989)
- Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bützow, (since 1990)
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official homepage of Eckernförde (German)
- Official tourist information (German)
- Local Newspaper (Eckernförder Zeitung, German)
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