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Coat of arms of Lütjenburg
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Lütjenburg   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°17′41″N 10°35′29″E / 54.29472°N 10.59139°E / 54.29472; 10.59139Coordinates: 54°17′41″N 10°35′29″E / 54.29472°N 10.59139°E / 54.29472; 10.59139
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Plön
Municipal assoc. Lütjenburg
 • Mayor Lothar Ocker (CDU)
 • Total 6.15 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,739
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24321
Dialling codes 04381
Vehicle registration PLÖ
Website www.stadt-

Lütjenburg (Low German: Lüttenborg) is a town of the district of Plön, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is located approximately 18 km (11 mi) northeast of Plön, and 30 km (19 mi) east of Kiel.


Lütjenburg um 1895

Lütjenburg was founded in the 12th century by Lord Holstein as a result of the conquest of the old territories of the Slavic peoples.


Since the local election in 2008, the CDU has ten and the SPD nine seats in the 19-seats city council of Lütjenburg.

The member of the Bundestag for the electoral district of Plön-Neumünster is Philipp Murmann (CDU), who got 38.6 percent of all votes in 2009 and the member of the Landtag, in Kiel, is Werner Kalinka (CDU), who got 35.7 percent.


Due to the closeness to the Ostseebad Hohwacht many tourists visit Lütjenburg as well, to do some shopping or to visit the landmark of Lütjenburg, the "Bismarck Tower".

The 6th. antiaircraft regiment of the Bundeswehr is located in Lütjenburg, too. The Bundeswehr is the biggest employer in this region.


Lütjenburg has an elementary school and, by now, still all other, continuative schools, the "Hauptschule" (a kind of Junior High School for non-intellectually gifted students), "Realschule" (Junior High School), "Gymnasium" (Senior High School). They are united in the "Schulzentrum Lütjenburg", a center of all these three continuative schools. But they are just united regarding the location. A special school (for slow learners) "Otto-Mensing-Schule" is also located in Lütjenburg.

Twin cities[edit]