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Skippers house
Skippers house
Coat of arms of Tönning
Coat of arms
Tönning   is located in Germany
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
 • Mayor Dorothe Klömmer
 • 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.


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


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

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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.


External links[edit]

Media related to Tönning at Wikimedia Commons