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View from Laboe Naval Memorial southbound
View from Laboe Naval Memorial southbound
Coat of arms of Laboe
Coat of arms
Laboe is located in Germany
Location of Laboe within Plön district
Laboe in PLOE.png
Coordinates: 54°24′32″N 10°13′51″E / 54.40889°N 10.23083°E / 54.40889; 10.23083Coordinates: 54°24′32″N 10°13′51″E / 54.40889°N 10.23083°E / 54.40889; 10.23083
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Plön
 • Mayor Michael Meggle (Greens)
 • Total 5.23 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,934
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24235
Dialling codes 04343, 04382
Vehicle registration PLÖ

Laboe (German pronunciation: [laˈbøː]) is a municipality in the district of Plön, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the Baltic Sea coast, approximately 10 km northeast of Kiel. The Laboe Naval Memorial is located within the municipality, as is the U-boat U-995.

Beach of Laboe, with the recognizable outline of the Laboe Naval Memorial at the left

The city coat of arms depicts a swan and is based on its name, as Laboe means "swan" in the extinct Slavic Polabian language.


  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2016] (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

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