Bismarck tower in Aumühle
|Municipal assoc.||Hohe Elbgeest|
|• Mayor||Dieter Giese|
|• Total||3.47 km2 (1.34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|• Density||910/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Aumühle lies on the river Bille in the Sachsenwald, the largest forest in Schleswig-Holstein.
In 1350 Aumühle was first recorded as Au-Mühle (mill on the Au River).
In 1846, a station on the newly constructed Hamburg-Berlin railroad line was opened at Friedrichsruh.
In 1871 Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany gave the Sachsenwald forest, adjacent to the Au, to Otto von Bismarck in recognition of his services to newly unified Germany. Bismarck had a manor house built there, retaining the historic name Friedrichsruh. In 1884 a train stop "Aumühle" was added to the Hamburg-Berlin trunk line.
Aumühle is twinned with:
Media related to Aumühle at Wikimedia Commons
- (German) Aumühle official website
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