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Coat of arms of Hohenlockstedt
Coat of arms
Hohenlockstedt is located in Germany
Location of Hohenlockstedt within Steinburg district
Hohenlockstedt in IZ.png
Coordinates: 53°58′N 9°37′E / 53.967°N 9.617°E / 53.967; 9.617Coordinates: 53°58′N 9°37′E / 53.967°N 9.617°E / 53.967; 9.617
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Steinburg
Municipal assoc. Kellinghusen
 • Mayor Bernhard Diedrichsen
 • Total 45.6 km2 (17.6 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,232
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25551
Dialling codes 04822, 04826
Vehicle registration IZ
Website www.kellinghusen.de

Hohenlockstedt is a municipality in the district of Steinburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km northeast of Itzehoe. Hohenlockstedt was formerly known as Lockstedter Lager and was used as a training area in Holstein until 1927.

Hohenlockstedt is part of the Amt ("collective municipality") Kellinghusen.


Hohenlockstedt, formerly known as Lockstedter Lager military camp, was found in 1872 as a training ground for the IX. Army Corps of the German army. In 1900, the German troop contingent for the mission against the Boxer Rebellion in China was set up, under the leadership of Alfred von Waldersee. A small wooded ridge nearby bears the name Waldersee-Höhe.

The military training area reached its greatest extent at the beginning of the First World War, when it covered an area of about 60 km², on which up to 18,000 soldiers were stationed.

From 1915, Finnish war volunteers were trained in Lockstedter Lager, and these formed the core of a new Finnish army. Finland was then part of the Russian Empire as a Grand Duchy. In 1917, Finland was able to gain independence, among other things with the help of these war volunteers.

From 1927, it was made into a parish of the same name. During the Weimar Republic, the camp grounds were a rallying point of various far-right groups, including Freikorps groups and Nazis. The place was considered the cradle of the Schleswig-Holstein SA.

Because of its bad reputation, the community changed their name in Hohenlockstedt in 1956.

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  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2016] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).
  2. ^ "Lapua info (statistics)". Lapua. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.