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Coat of arms of Schwabstedt
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Schwabstedt   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°23′45″N 9°11′14″E / 54.39583°N 9.18722°E / 54.39583; 9.18722Coordinates: 54°23′45″N 9°11′14″E / 54.39583°N 9.18722°E / 54.39583; 9.18722
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Municipal assoc. Nordsee-Treene
 • Mayor Heinrich Thomsen
 • Total 19.64 km2 (7.58 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,321
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25876
Dialling codes 04884
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.amt-nordsee-

Schwabstedt (Danish: Svavsted, North Frisian: Swåbstääist) is a municipality in the district of Northern Frisia (Nordfriesland), in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


In 1268 Bishop Bunde of Schleswig sold his castle Gottorp to Eric II, Duke of Schleswig and moved his residence to Schwabstedt.


In 1602, in the year of his investiture, the last Bishop of Schleswig, Prince Ulrik of Denmark (1578–1624, Rühn; titular duke of Holstein and Schleswig, son of Frederick II of Denmark and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow[2]) founded and endowed the higher school, today's Herzog-Ulrich-Schule.


St. James' Church

The Lutheran St. James' Church (German: St. Jakobi-Kirche) was erected around 1160 in Romanesque style from boulders, but later often altered. It is decorated by a carved altar of an unknown artist of about 1520. It stood originally in Husum and Schwabstedt acquired it in 1834 together with paintings of the Twelve Apostles and scenes of the Passion of Jesus. They are pieces of the Tönning-based Dutch painter Govert van Achten, who created them in 1602. Bishop Ulrik donated the carved pulpit, by Hans Pepper from Rendsburg, and the wooden baptismal font in 1606. His many titles and coats-of-arms cover pulpit and font.


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