Achterwehr

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Achterwehr
Coat of arms of Achterwehr
Coat of arms
Achterwehr   is located in Germany
Achterwehr
Achterwehr
Coordinates: 54°19′0″N 9°58′0″E / 54.31667°N 9.96667°E / 54.31667; 9.96667Coordinates: 54°19′0″N 9°58′0″E / 54.31667°N 9.96667°E / 54.31667; 9.96667
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc. Achterwehr
Government
 • Mayor Wilhelm Jürgens (CDU)
Area
 • Total 15.65 km2 (6.04 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 964
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24239
Dialling codes 04340
Vehicle registration RD
Website www.amtachterwehr.de

Achterwehr is a municipality, located in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde in the German Bundesland of Schleswig-Holstein.

Achterwehr is situated 12 km west of Kiel and about 5 km south of the Kiel Canal (German: Nord-Ostsee-Kanal). The Autobahn 210 from Kiel to Rendsburg passes to the north of Achterwehr, and the river Eider crosses it.

Achterwehr is the seat of the Amt ("collective municipality") Achterwehr.

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