Glinde, Schleswig-Holstein

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Coat of arms of Glinde
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Glinde  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°32′26″N 10°12′40″E / 53.54056°N 10.21111°E / 53.54056; 10.21111Coordinates: 53°32′26″N 10°12′40″E / 53.54056°N 10.21111°E / 53.54056; 10.21111
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Stormarn
 • Mayor Rainhard Zug
 • Total 11.22 km2 (4.33 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,991
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 21509
Dialling codes 040
Vehicle registration OD

Glinde is a town in Germany in southern Schleswig-Holstein, approximately 20 km east of Hamburg.


The name Glinde was first mentioned in a document dated from March 25, 1229. In the document Graf Adolf IV. of Schauenburg and Holstein gave the village to a Cistercian convent. (The monastery was later moved to the location of the modern town Reinbek). The King of Denmark and Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Frederick I of Denmark, took possession of the monastery during the Protestant Reformation. 1544 his son Christian III shared it with his brothers. The affiliation changed several times.

1948, the municipalities Glinde, Oststeinbek, Havighorst and Schönningstedt were amalgamated to the Amt Glinde. After Schönningstedt and subsequently (1949) Havighorst left the association, Glinde and Oststeinbek became independent municipalities in 1978.

On June 24, 1979 (the 750th anniversary of the village), Glinde received its town charter.


  • Wolfgang Bachhofer: Glinde. 1929 bis 1979. Eine junge Stadt stellt sich vor. Glinde 1979.


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