Schwabstedt (Danish: Svavsted, North Frisian: Swåbstää) is a municipality in the district of Northern Frisia (Nordfriesland), in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Schwabstedt
Svavsted
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Coat of arms of Schwabstedt Svavsted
Coat of arms
Location of Schwabstedt
Svavsted within Nordfriesland district
Schwabstedt in NF.PNG
Schwabstedt Svavsted is located in Germany
Schwabstedt Svavsted
Schwabstedt
Svavsted
Schwabstedt Svavsted is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Schwabstedt Svavsted
Schwabstedt
Svavsted
Coordinates: 54°23′45″N 9°11′14″E / 54.39583°N 9.18722°E / 54.39583; 9.18722Coordinates: 54°23′45″N 9°11′14″E / 54.39583°N 9.18722°E / 54.39583; 9.18722
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictNordfriesland
Municipal assoc.Nordsee-Treene
Government
 • MayorHeinrich Thomsen
Area
 • Total19.64 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,354
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25876
Dialling codes04884
Vehicle registrationNF
Websitewww.amt-nordsee-
treene.de

HistoryEdit

In 1268 Bishop Bunde of Schleswig sold his castle Gottorp to Eric II, Duke of Schleswig and moved his residence to Schwabstedt.

EducationEdit

In 1602, in the year of his investiture, the last Bishop of Schleswig, Prince Ulrik of Denmark (1578–1624, Rühn; titular duke of Holstein and Schleswig, son of Frederick II of Denmark and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow[2]) founded and endowed the higher school, today's Herzog-Ulrich-Schule.

SightsEdit

 
St. James' Church

The Lutheran St. James' Church (German: St. Jakobi-Kirche) was erected around 1160 in Romanesque style from boulders, but later often altered. It is decorated by a carved altar of an unknown artist of about 1520. It stood originally in Husum and Schwabstedt acquired it in 1834 together with paintings of the Twelve Apostles and scenes of the Passion of Jesus. They are pieces of the Tönning-based Dutch painter Govert van Achten, who created them in 1602. Bishop Ulrik donated the carved pulpit, by Hans Pepper from Rendsburg, and the wooden baptismal font in 1606. His many titles and coats-of-arms cover pulpit and font.

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. ^ Between 1603 and 1624 Ulrik was also Administrator of the Prince-Bishopric of Schwerin as Ulrich II. He married Lady Catherine Hahn-Hinrichshagen.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Schwabstedt at Wikimedia Commons