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City hall Neumuenster Germany.jpg
Coat of arms of Neumünster
Coat of arms
Neumünster   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°04′17″N 09°59′24″E / 54.07139°N 9.99000°E / 54.07139; 9.99000Coordinates: 54°04′17″N 09°59′24″E / 54.07139°N 9.99000°E / 54.07139; 9.99000
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Urban district
 • Lord Mayor Dr. Olaf Tauras (Ind.)
 • Total 71.57 km2 (27.63 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 77,588
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24534 - 24539
Dialling codes 04321
Vehicle registration NMS
Vicelinkirche (Vicelin Church)

Neumünster (German pronunciation: [nɔʏˈmʏnstɐ]) is an urban municipality in the middle of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. With almost 77,000 registered inhabitants, it is the fourth largest municipality in Schleswig-Holstein (behind Kiel, Lübeck and Flensburg).


The first historic record of the precursor village "Wippendorf" dates from 1127.

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Neumünster station is a major railway junction with lines running in six (formerly seven) directions, including the important Hamburg-Altona–Kiel and Neumünster–Flensburg lines.

Near Neumünster at Ehndorf, there is a high-power medium wave transmission facility for transmitting the program of Deutschlandfunk, the Ehndorf transmitter, which is often named incorrectly as "Neumünster transmitter".


Neumünster is located at river Schwale, near the geographical center of Schleswig-Holstein, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Kiel, 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Hamburg and 72 kilometres (45 mi) west of Lübeck. The Aukrug Nature Park is close to the town.

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