Wilster
Location of Wilster within Steinburg district
Wilster
Wilster
Wilster
Wilster
Coordinates: 53°55′21″N 9°22′28″E / 53.92250°N 9.37444°E / 53.92250; 9.37444Coordinates: 53°55′21″N 9°22′28″E / 53.92250°N 9.37444°E / 53.92250; 9.37444
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictSteinburg
Government
 • MayorWalter Schulz (CDU)
Area
 • Total2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[1]
 • Total4,301
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
25554
Dialling codes04823
Vehicle registrationIZ
Websitewww.wilstermarsch.de

Wilster is a town in Steinburg district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

History

Wilster was granted town rights under Lübeck law in 1282, and thereby counts itself among Schleswig-Holstein's oldest towns. Wilster forms the centre of the Wilstermarsch, a major cattle raising area in Germany.

On 1 July 2005, the town administration and the Amt of Wilstermarsch merged into one authority.

Sightseeing

The Old Town Hall built in 1585 is among Schleswig-Holstein's finest preserved Renaissance buildings.

Moreover, the late Baroque St. Bartholomew's Church, built by Ernst Georg Sonnin between 1775 and 1781, and the New Town Hall (Doos'sche Palais) built in 1786 are also worth seeing.

Personalities

Gallery

Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)
Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)
New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus)
New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus)
Sample Picture of a German City limits traffic sign
Sample Picture of a German City limits traffic sign

References

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2020 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).