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Bridge over the Schlei
Bridge over the Schlei
Coat of arms of Kappeln
Coat of arms
Kappeln   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°39′41″N 9°55′52″E / 54.66139°N 9.93111°E / 54.66139; 9.93111Coordinates: 54°39′41″N 9°55′52″E / 54.66139°N 9.93111°E / 54.66139; 9.93111
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Schleswig-Flensburg
 • Mayor Heiko Traulsen
 • Total 43.32 km2 (16.73 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,709
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24376
Dialling codes 04642, 04644
Vehicle registration SL
Website www.stadt-kappeln.de

Kappeln (Danish: Kappel) is a town in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the north bank of the Schlei, approx. 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Schleswig, and 35 km (22 mi) southeast of Flensburg. For the eastern Angeln and the northern Schwansen, Kappeln has center function.


Kappeln was first mentioned in records in 1357. In 1870 Kappeln received town privileges, after it was a Flecken. A Flecken was a market town in Schleswig.

Twin towns[edit]

Kappeln has three twin towns.[2]

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Jacob Moser (1839-1922), entrepreneur, Zionist and philanthropist
  • Friedrich Koch (1859-1947), church painter


External links[edit]

Media related to Kappeln at Wikimedia Commons