Tönning

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Tönning
Skippers house
Skippers house
Coat of arms of Tönning
Coat of arms
Tönning   is located in Germany
Tönning
Tönning
Coordinates: 54°19′2″N 8°56′34″E / 54.31722°N 8.94278°E / 54.31722; 8.94278Coordinates: 54°19′2″N 8°56′34″E / 54.31722°N 8.94278°E / 54.31722; 8.94278
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
Government
 • Mayor Dorothe Klömmer
Area
 • Total 44.41 km2 (17.15 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,895
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25832
Dialling codes 04861
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.toenning.de

Tönning (German; Low German Tünn, Tönn or Tönnen; Danish: Tønning; North Frisian: Taning) is a town in the district of Nordfriesland in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

History[edit]

Tönning was destroyed in the Burchardi flood in 1634. During the Great Northern War, (1700–1721), Tönning was besieged twice.

Geography[edit]

It lies on the Eider river near its mouth at the North Sea. Tönning has a population of approximately 5,000.

See also[edit]

Personalities[edit]

Honorary citizen[edit]

Friedrich von Esmarch in 1862
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Selck (1821-1911), councilor of commerce, honorary citizen since 1899
  • Friedrich von Esmarch (1823-1908), German physician and the founder of the civilian Samaritan system in Germany, honorary citizen since 1897. To him reminds a statue in the castle park.

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Connected to Tönning[edit]

  • Hinrich Braren (1751-1826), captain, pilot and navigation instructor, died in Tönning. He wrote the first German-language textbook of shipping.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Tönning at Wikimedia Commons