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Coat of arms of Eckernförde
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Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
0 - 42 m (−137.8 ft)
 • Total 21,507
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 04351
Vehicle registration RD

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.


  • 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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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Eckernförde para niños

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