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Coat of arms of the municipality of Hochdonn
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Hochdonn highlighted

Coordinates: 54 ° 1 ′  N , 9 ° 18 ′  E

Basic data
State : Schleswig-Holstein
Circle : Dithmarschen
Office : Burg-Sankt Michaelisdonn
Height : 3 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.46 km 2
Residents: 1059 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 194 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 25712
Area code : 04825
License plate : HEI, MED
Community key : 01 0 51 051
Office administration address: Holzmarkt 7
25712 Burg
Website : www.amt-burg-st-michaelisdonn.de
Mayor : Gerd Raabe ( CDU )
Location of the municipality of Hochdonn in the Dithmarschen district

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



The community is located directly on the Kiel Canal and the high bridge .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are the communities of Holstenniendorf and Gribbohm (both in the Steinburg district ) and Burg (Dithmarschen) , Großenrade and Eggstedt (all in the Dithmarschen district ) , starting clockwise in the northeast .



The place arose in the middle of the 19th century on the Hochdonner Moor as part of the Eggstedt farmers. Until 1934 he belonged to the parish parish district of Süderhastedt . Initially shaped exclusively by agriculture, it received new economic foundations in 1887 with the construction of the Kaiser Wilhelm Canal . The residents sold land, found additional work, and provided accommodation and food for the additional external workers. The expansion of the canal from 1907 preserved the new sources of income, as did the construction of the high bridge from 1913.

On December 1, 1934, the parish district of Süderhastedt was dissolved. All of their villages, village communities and farmers became independent communities / rural communities, including Hochdonn.


Community representation

Of the eleven seats in the municipal council, the CDU has had six seats since the local elections in 2018, the SPD four and DIE LINKE one seat.

coat of arms

Blazon : “Divided by silver and green. Above, floating, the blue railway bridge from Hochdonn resting on two foundation blocks, below two silver oak branches, each consisting of a leaf and an acorn, crossing each other on the stems; between these a single stalked silver acorn. "

The Hochdonner railway bridge depicted in the coat of arms, which characterizes the landscape from a long distance, brought the community to the rail network in 1920. The Hochdonn settlement lies on a chain of flat inland dunes that may have been forested in prehistoric times. The oak branch refers to this and to the planting in the area of ​​the "Hochdonner Berg" . The green shield color shows that agriculture is largely the most important source of income for the town, not only in the past, but also today.


High bridge (right) and ferry pier (left)

In the municipality there is a 42 meter high, double-track railway bridge over the canal. The railway line (" Marschbahn "), which was relocated to this route in 1920, was the first connection of the place to the German long-distance network; the next train station is in Burg (Dithmarschen) . There is also a loading and unloading area on the canal , as well as one of the canal ferries , on which cars and pedestrians can cross the canal. Today the ferry belongs to the route of the state road L 327 (formerly federal road 431 ). The state road L 135 leads via Burg (Dithmarschen) and Aebtissinwisch to Itzehoe .

Web links

Commons : Hochdonn  - 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, p. 250 .
  3. Community representative of the community of Hochdonn (PDF; 30 kB)
  4. Schleswig-Holstein's municipal coat of arms