Molfsee

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Molfsee
Coat of arms of Molfsee
Coat of arms
Molfsee   is located in Germany
Molfsee
Molfsee
Coordinates: 54°15′51″N 10°3′56″E / 54.26417°N 10.06556°E / 54.26417; 10.06556Coordinates: 54°15′51″N 10°3′56″E / 54.26417°N 10.06556°E / 54.26417; 10.06556
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc. Molfsee
Government
 • Mayor Roman Hoppe
Area
 • Total 7.17 km2 (2.77 sq mi)
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,794
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24113
Dialling codes 0431, 04347 (Molfsee Dorf)
Vehicle registration RD
Website www.molfsee.de

Molfsee is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the river Eider, approx. 1 km southwest of Kiel.

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

In popular culture, Molfsee is also a song by electro-artist Ulrich Schnauss, along with Blumenthal.

Molfsee is known for its huge Open Air Museum called "Schleswig-Holsteinisches Freilichtmuseum" which opened in 1965. Over 70 regional historical houses can be visited. There are some attractions like a heritage railway and historical employed persons, for example smiths, basketmakers, potters and weavers. During the year there are special market places.

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