Eckernforde (Germany)

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Eckernforde cruise port

Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2024-05-22 01:52

min: 54 °F (12 °C) / max: 60 °F (16 °C) 55°F
12.8°C
Wind: 79°/ 8.2 m/s  Gust: 17.5 m/sWind: 79°/ 8.2 m/s  Gust: 17.5 m/sFresh breeze
8.2 m/s
Min / Max Temperature60 °F / 16 °C
54 °F / 13 °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 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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