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Sülfeld, Germany - 22nd January 2012

By: RikeH

Hello Mum,

The weather is awful! So I decided to learn something about Schleswig-Holstein. We found some facts in the web.

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the sixteen states of Germany, comprising most of the historical duchy of Holstein and the southern part of the former Duchy of Schleswig.

Its capital city is Kiel; other notable cities are Lübeck, Flensburg and Neumünster. The former English name was Sleswick-Holsatia – this sounds funny to all of us here.


On the map you can see that it is really in the North of Germany. Schleswig-Holstein has a population of 2834259 people – no information about the number of ToyVoyagers living here. The are has a total of 15,763.18 square kilometres .


This is the coat of arms.  The coat of arms shows the symbols of the two duchies united in Schleswig-Holstein, i.e., the two lions for Schleswig and the leaf of a nettle for Holstein.

Supposedly, Otto von Bismarck decreed that the two lions were to face the nettle because of the discomfort to their bottoms which would have resulted if the lions faced away from it.


This is the flag. The blue is for the Schleswig-Part – the red and white for the Holstein-Part.


On the last photo you can see a map of Schleswig-Holstein. I live in Kreis Segeberg at the moment.

It is situated under the light of the flash that you can see on the photo.


Well – it was really interesting to learn so much about Schleswig-Holstein.


* Posted Jan 22, 2012, 3:36 pm [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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