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Coat of arms of Flintbek
Coat of arms
Flintbek   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°15′N 10°4′E / 54.250°N 10.067°E / 54.250; 10.067Coordinates: 54°15′N 10°4′E / 54.250°N 10.067°E / 54.250; 10.067
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Rendsburg-Eckernförde
Municipal assoc. Flintbek
 • Mayor Horst-Dieter Lorenzen
 • Total 17.57 km2 (6.78 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,305
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24220
Dialling codes 04347
Vehicle registration RD
Website www.flintbek.de

Flintbek is a municipality in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated at the Eider River, c. 10 km southwest of Kiel. The meaning of the name is controversial, but one possibility is the combination of flint(stone) with the word bek (beck, brook).

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

Possible early evidence of wheeled transport has been found in conserved track trails in Flintbek dated ca. 3,600 BC.[2]

Places of Interest[edit]

The Lutheran Church dates back to at least 1223, when Earl Albrecht of Orlamünde, Governor of the Danish King, gave permission to the Monastery of St. Augustine to build a church in Flintbek.[3] The present building is late gothic with an impressive wooden tower and steeple. The interior has a carved wooden "Schnitzaltar".

In the church cemetery is a 1952 sculpture by Friedrich Wilhelm Klose, Mutter des Ostens (Mother of the East). She represents the suffering and misfortunes of those driven from their homes due to war. The inscription reads:

„Ich will euch trösten, wie einen seine Mutter tröstet. Jes. 66,13. Wir gedenken unserer teuren Toten in der ostdeutschen Heimat.“

"I will comfort you as one whom his mother comforts. Isa. 66.13. We pray for our beloved dead in the East German homeland. "[4]

Flintbek Lutheran Church

Also in the cemetery is a memorial to the dead of both World Wars.

Pleasant walks along the river Eider are readily available. The oldest iron bridge in Germany (1865) is in the Eider Valley, in the adjacent community of Techelsdorf.[5]

Mutter des Ostens
Mother of the East
1865 Eisenbrücke, Techelsdorf, Deutschland
1865 Iron Bridge, Techelsdorf, Germany


  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2015] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German). 
  2. ^ Anthony, David A. (2007). The horse, the wheel, and language: how Bronze-Age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. p. 66. ISBN 0-691-05887-3. 
  3. ^ "Kirchengemeinde Flinkbek". Unsere Kirche - Geschichte und Gegenwart. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Gemeinde Flintbek: Leben und Wohnen - Gästeinformation - Mutter Osten". www.flintbek.de. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  5. ^ "Techelsdorf". memim.com. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 

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