Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein

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Wacken
Coat of arms of Wacken
Coat of arms
Wacken is located in Germany
Wacken
Wacken
Coordinates: 54°1′12″N 9°22′39″E / 54.02000°N 9.37750°E / 54.02000; 9.37750Coordinates: 54°1′12″N 9°22′39″E / 54.02000°N 9.37750°E / 54.02000; 9.37750
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Steinburg
Municipal assoc. Schenefeld
Government
 • Mayor Axel Kunkel
Area
 • Total 7.1 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,819
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25596
Dialling codes 04827
Vehicle registration IZ
Website www.wacken.de

Wacken is a municipality near the town of Itzehoe in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Wacken was first mentioned in 1148, but there were probably some settlements before, which is proven by the trove of Germanic artefacts. Today, Wacken is famous for annually staging the world's biggest open air metal festival, "Wacken Open Air".

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(German)The town's official website