Großenbrode

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Großenbrode
Coat of arms of Großenbrode
Coat of arms
Großenbrode   is located in Germany
Großenbrode
Großenbrode
Coordinates: 54°22′12″N 11°5′6″E / 54.37000°N 11.08500°E / 54.37000; 11.08500Coordinates: 54°22′12″N 11°5′6″E / 54.37000°N 11.08500°E / 54.37000; 11.08500
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Ostholstein
Municipal assoc. Oldenburg-Land
Government
 • Mayor Klaus Reise (Bürger für Großenbrode)
Area
 • Total 20.98 km2 (8.10 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,076
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 23775
Dialling codes 04367
Vehicle registration OH
Website www.amt-oldenburg-
land.de

Großenbrode is a municipality in the district of Ostholstein, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the Baltic Sea coast, opposite Fehmarn, approx. 8 km east of Heiligenhafen. Until 1963 it had a ferry connection to Gedser in Denmark. After World War II there was no ferry connection from West Germany to Denmark - the ferry port Warnemünde (near Rostock) now being in the communist east. Grossenbrode was chosen as the site for a temporary ferry connection for the 3 hour crossing to Gedser. After the Fehmarnsund bridge was built in 1963, the ferryport moved to Puttgarden on Fehmarn.

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