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Coordinates: 54 ° 10 ′  N , 9 ° 15 ′  E

Basic data
State : Schleswig-Holstein
Circle : Dithmarschen
Office : Mitteldithmarschen
Height : 47 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.92 km 2
Residents: 223 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 32 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 25767
Area code : 04835
License plate : HEI, MED
Community key : 01 0 51 002
Office administration address: Hindenburgstrasse 18
25704 Meldorf
Website :
Mayor : Frank Niehuus (KWV)
Location of the municipality Arkebek in the district of Dithmarschen

Arkebek is a municipality in the Dithmarschen district in Schleswig-Holstein .


The village is on the state road 316 between the communities of Albersdorf and Nordhastedt .

Community structure

The municipality Arkebek consists of the local center and the districts Arkebeker Feld and Riesewohld .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are the communities Schrum , Bunsoh , Albersdorf , Odderade and Nordhastedt (all in the Dithmarschen district), starting clockwise in the north .


Arkebek was first mentioned as Erkebeke in 1447. "Erke" is the Low German word for a weir or a small sluice. Accordingly, the name means something like "stream with a weir".

On April 1, 1934, the parish of Albersdorf was dissolved. All of their village communities, village communities and peasant communities became independent communities / rural communities, including Arkebek.

In 1939, an iron sword from the 8th century was found in a gravel pit . It probably comes from a destroyed Saxon grave. Arkebek has 30 listed hill and stone graves, all of which are located on Kreisstraße 40 (Albersdorf - Schrum) like on a string of pearls. The northernmost six hills are on the grounds of the "Riese" military training area.


Since the local elections of 2008, has Wählergemeinschaft KWV all nine seats in the municipal council. In the election on May 6, 2018, the KWV won five direct mandates and another four list positions; it thus provides the entire municipal council again.

Economy and Infrastructure

Of the 25 farms that were once located in Arkebek after the Second World War, only five still exist 60 years later. This shows the change that the church has gone through. The place is developing from a farming village to a residential village for the workers and employees of the larger neighboring community of Albersdorf and the nearby Heide .

Public facilities

Arkebek was a location of the Bundeswehr , which operated a radio tower with 20 employees in a remote area of the telecommunications sector 111 of the armed forces base .


The federal highway 23 runs through the municipality, the junction Albersdorf is the closest.

Web links

Commons : Arkebek  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. North Statistics Office - Population of the municipalities in Schleswig-Holstein 4th quarter 2019 (XLSX file) (update based on the 2011 census) ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Schleswig-Holstein (Ed.): The population of the communities in Schleswig-Holstein 1867-1970 . State Statistical Office Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel 1972, DNB  740670093 , p. 250 .
  3. Record of the determination of the results of the municipal elections in the municipality of Arkebek on May 26, 2013. (PDF; 1.09 MB) Tables I-IV. (No longer available online.) Arkebek Municipality, archived from the original on October 23, 2013 ; Retrieved October 22, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ Federal Ministry of Defense: The stationing of the Bundeswehr in Germany. (PDF; 1.4 MB) In: November 1, 2004, p. 135 , accessed October 22, 2013 .