Hollingstedt

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For Hollingstedt in the district of Dithmarschen, see Hollingstedt, Dithmarschen.
Hollingstedt
Coat of arms of Hollingstedt
Coat of arms
Hollingstedt is located in Germany
Hollingstedt
Hollingstedt
Coordinates: 54°27′N 9°20′E / 54.450°N 9.333°E / 54.450; 9.333Coordinates: 54°27′N 9°20′E / 54.450°N 9.333°E / 54.450; 9.333
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Schleswig-Flensburg
Municipal assoc. Arensharde
Government
 • Mayor Holger Knutzen (CDU)
Area
 • Total 17.51 km2 (6.76 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 993
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24876
Dialling codes 04627
Vehicle registration SL
Website www.amt-
silberstedt.de

Hollingstedt (Danish: Hollingsted) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, located on the Treene river.

History[edit]

Here, in 449 the Angles are said to have boarded their vessels to sail down the Treene - Eider river system across the North Sea to Britain. In an engraved map from the year 1596, Hollingstedt is indicated as port of embarkation.

During Viking times, Hollingstedt served as a transhipment port for a ten mile portage to Hedeby on the Schlei inlet of the Baltic, cutting short a long and perilous circumnavigation of the Jutland Peninsula. North Sea tides reached as far as Hollingstedt, so larger vessels were able to navigate the river, until a dam at Koldenbüttel closed off the Treene in 1570.

In the year 826, Ansgar, Apostle of the North, accompanied by Viking King Harald Klak coming from Mainz where Harald had been baptized, went ashore here on their way to Hedeby.

During excavations in and around Hollingstedt thousands of pottery shards were found, dating from the 6th to the 13th Century, evidence of a lively world wide trade.

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