Eckernforde (Germany)

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Eckernforde cruise port

Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2020-09-26 08:54

min: 45 °F (7 °C) / max: 61 °F (17 °C) 50°F
9.8°C
Wind: 219°/ 2.1 m/s  Gust: 2.7 m/sWind: 219°/ 2.1 m/s  Gust: 2.7 m/sLight breeze
2.1 m/s
Min / Max Temperature61 °F / 17 °C
45 °F / 8 °C
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Eckernforde (aka Egernfjord) is a port town located on Germany's coast on Baltic Sea, approx 30 km (19 ml) northwest of Kiel. The town covers a total area of approx 18 km2 (7 ml2) and has population around 22,000.Eckernforde (Germany) cruise port

  • Eckernforde is a popular vacation travel destination in northern Germany. It was mentioned for the first time in 1197.
  • The city's name has mixed origin. It derived from the name of Danish castle (formerly located close to the current town). The fortification is listed in a 13th century document as Ykaernaeburgh.
  • During the early 20th century, Eckernforde was famous for its safe harbour, fishing, manufacture of iron goods, also trade in agricultural products.
  • All the German Navy's submarines are stationed in Eckernforde Port.
  • The city is home of the alcoholic beverage company Waldemar Behn (estblished 1792). The german firearms manufacturering company  SIG Sauer GmbH's headquarters are also located here.

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