Tönning (German; Low German Tünn, Tönn or Tönnen; Danish: Tønning; North Frisian: Taning) is a town in the district of Nordfriesland in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Tönning
Tønning / Taning
Skippers house
Skippers house
Coat of arms of Tönning Tønning / Taning
Coat of arms
Location of Tönning
Tønning / Taning within Nordfriesland district
Toenning in NF.PNG
Tönning Tønning / Taning is located in Germany
Tönning Tønning / Taning
Tönning
Tønning / Taning
Tönning Tønning / Taning is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Tönning Tønning / Taning
Tönning
Tønning / Taning
Coordinates: 54°19′2″N 8°56′34″E / 54.31722°N 8.94278°E / 54.31722; 8.94278Coordinates: 54°19′2″N 8°56′34″E / 54.31722°N 8.94278°E / 54.31722; 8.94278
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictNordfriesland
Government
 • MayorDorothe Klömmer
Area
 • Total44.41 km2 (17.15 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,965
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25832
Dialling codes04861
Vehicle registrationNF
Websitewww.toenning.de

HistoryEdit

Tönning was destroyed in the Burchardi flood in 1634. During the Great Northern War, (1700–1721), Tönning was besieged twice.

GeographyEdit

It is located on the northern bank of the Eider river, approximately eight kilometers away from its mouth at the North Sea. Tönning has a population of some 5,000 people.

TransportEdit

Tönning is connected by a regional train with Sankt Peter-Ording to the West, and Husum to the North-East. Tönning is also served by several bus routes.

See alsoEdit

PersonalitiesEdit

Honorary citizenEdit

 
Friedrich von Esmarch
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Selck (1821–1911), councilor of commerce, honorary citizen since 1899
  • Friedrich von Esmarch (1823–1908), German physician and the founder of the civilian Samaritan system in Germany, honorary citizen since 1897. To him reminds a statue in the castle park.

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

Connected to TönningEdit

  • Hinrich Braren (1751–1826), captain, pilot and navigation instructor, died in Tönning. He wrote the first German-language textbook of shipping.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

External linksEdit

  Media related to Tönning at Wikimedia Commons