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Eckernförde
Coat of arms of Eckernförde
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Elevation
0 - 42 m (−137.8 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 21,728
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
24340
Dialling codes 04351
Vehicle registration RD
Website www.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

  • 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.

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