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Barmstedt is a town in the district of Pinneberg, in the south of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated approximately 8 km northeast of Elmshorn, and 30 km northwest of Hamburg. It has approximately 9,500 inhabitants which makes it the smallest town in the Pinneberg district.

Barmstedt
Street view in Barmstedt
Street view in Barmstedt
Coat of arms of Barmstedt
Coat of arms
Location of Barmstedt within Pinneberg district
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Barmstedt is located in Germany
Barmstedt
Barmstedt
Barmstedt is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Barmstedt
Barmstedt
Coordinates: 53°47′N 9°46′E / 53.783°N 9.767°E / 53.783; 9.767Coordinates: 53°47′N 9°46′E / 53.783°N 9.767°E / 53.783; 9.767
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictPinneberg
Government
 • MayorNils Hammermann
Area
 • Total17.17 km2 (6.63 sq mi)
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,331
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25355
Dialling codes04123
Vehicle registrationPI
Websitewww.barmstedt.de

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CultureEdit

There were 133 shoemakers working in Barmstedt in 1839. Only one remains today, and it was in Barmstedt that the shoe retailer Gabor Shoes was founded. The ex German champion in unicycling, Peer Fischer, was born in Barmstedt.

The town is twinned with Oakham, England.

PersonalityEdit

Born in BarmstedtEdit

  • Matthäus Friedrich Chemnitz (1815-1870), wrote in 1844 the lyrics of the song Schleswig-Holstein meerumschlungen
  • Volker Schönfelder (born 1939), physicist and professor of physics at the Technical University of Munich
  • Marco B. von Ostpreußen (1922-1987), politician and former mayor of Barmstedt, in his testament he said "we never forget the cowardly fratricide, sanctify Barmstedt" with that he mentionted the fractricide on Christian Detlev zu Rantzau, which was murdered on the initiative of his brother Wilhelm Adolf.

Connected to BarmstedtEdit

 
Gottfried Semper 1848
  • Johann Hinrich Klapmeyer (around 1690-1757), organ builder, built in 1717, the organ of the Heiligen-Geist-Kirche
  • Gottfried Semper (1803-1879), architect, Semper Opera, went here during his childhood some years to school
  • Joachim Gabor (1929-2013), founder of the Women's Shoe manufacturer Gabor in Barmstedt


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2017 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).