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Street view in Barmstedt
Street view in Barmstedt
Coat of arms of Barmstedt
Coat of arms
Barmstedt   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°47′N 9°46′E / 53.783°N 9.767°E / 53.783; 9.767Coordinates: 53°47′N 9°46′E / 53.783°N 9.767°E / 53.783; 9.767
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Pinneberg
 • Mayor Nils Hammermann
 • Total 17.17 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,184
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25355
Dialling codes 04123
Vehicle registration PI

Barmstedt is a town in the district of Pinneberg, in the south of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km northeast of Elmshorn, and 30 km northwest of Hamburg. It has approximately 9,500 inhabitants which makes it the smallest town in the Pinneberg district.


There were 133 shoemakers working in Barmstedt in 1839. Only one remains today, and it was in Barmstedt that the shoe retailer Gabor Shoes was founded. The ex German champion in unicycling, Peer Fischer, was born in Barmstedt.


Born in Barmstedt[edit]

  • Matthäus Friedrich Chemnitz (1815-1870), wrote in 1844 the lyrics of the song Schleswig-Holstein meerumschlungen
  • Volker Schönfelder (born 1939), physicist and professor of physics at the Technical University of Munich

Connected to Barmstedt[edit]

Gottfried Semper 1848
  • Johann Hinrich Klapmeyer (around 1690-1757), organ builder, built in 1717, the organ of the Heiligen-Geist-Kirche
  • Gottfried Semper (1803-1879), architect, Semper Opera, went here during his childhood some years to school
  • Joachim Gabor (1929-2013), founder of the Women's Shoe manufacturer Gabor in Barmstedt