Mölln, Schleswig-Holstein

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Mölln is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is surrounded by several small lakes (Stadtsee, Schulsee, Ziegelsee, Hegesee, Schmalsee, Lütauer See, Drüsensee, and Pinnsee). The Elbe-Lübeck Canal flows through the town. Mölln belongs to the district of Herzogtum Lauenburg.

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Coat of arms of Mölln
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Location of Mölln within Lauenburg district
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Mölln is located in Germany
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Mölln is located in Schleswig-Holstein
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Coordinates: 53°37′37″N 10°41′05″E / 53.62694°N 10.68472°E / 53.62694; 10.68472Coordinates: 53°37′37″N 10°41′05″E / 53.62694°N 10.68472°E / 53.62694; 10.68472
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictLauenburg
Government
 • MayorJan Wiegels (SPD)
Area
 • Total25.05 km2 (9.67 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total19,031
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
23879
Dialling codes04542
Vehicle registrationRZ
Websitewww.moelln.de
Eulenspiegel fountain
St. Nicolai and Eulenspiegel-Grave (Mölln)
Moln, St. Nicolaus Church (inner view)

HistoryEdit

The town was founded in the 12th century. It rapidly became an important town, due to the Old Salt Route, through which the salt produced in the salt mines of Lüneburg (Lower-Saxony) was shipped to the Baltic harbour of Lübeck, and the Stecknitz Canal, which was a precursor of today's Elbe-Lübeck Canal. Although situated in the midst of the medieval duchy of Lauenburg, the town was mortgaged to the Hanseatic town of Lübeck, which ruled Mölln from 1359 to 1683. Back from this time dates the Möllner Schützengilde von 1407 e.V. which was founded over 600 years ago and still exists today with almost 300 members.

Mölln calls itself the Eulenspiegel town, because of Till Eulenspiegel, a legendary trickster known for exposing vices and provoking thought. Eulenspiegel is said to have lived in Braunschweig (Brunswick), but his last year of life he allegedly resided in Mölln. He died from the plague in 1350. Although his existence is not proven, there are several monuments to him in Mölln.

In 1992, right-wing extremists set fire to Turkish-inhabited houses, killing three girls.[2]

Twin citiesEdit

  • Hagenow, Germany, since October 2, 1990
  • Maszewo (gmina, West Pomeranian), Poland, since June 29, 1992.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ Arson Attack in Mölln (November 28, 1992) German History Institute, n.d. retrieved 4 December 2017