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City of Kiel
Coordinates: 54 ° 25 ′ 19 ″  N , 10 ° 10 ′ 21 ″  E
Height : 24 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.93 km²
Residents : 5030  (December 31, 2014)
Population density : 848 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : April 1, 1959
Postal code : 24159
Area code : 0431
Location of Schilksee in Kiel
Map of Schilksee and the surrounding area 1880

Schilksee (dä. Schilksø ) is a district of Kiel incorporated in 1959 . It is located in the north of the city on the Kiel Fjord on the Danish Wohld peninsula and is also the only place where Kiel borders the open Baltic Sea . Has become known by the Kiel-Schilksee there as a venue for the sailing events at the 1972 Olympic Games built Olympic Center Schilksee .


The first mention of Schilksee goes back to the nobleman Thimmo de Skildekesse who lived here at the time. In 1274 this appeared in the Kiel city book, which - written on parchment - is still available in the city archive today. Since 1575 the farming village of Schilksee has belonged to the Seekamp estate . In 1791 serfdom was revoked, Seekamp was downgraded to a parcel farm, and Stift became the headquarters of the long-standing Stift-Seekamp estate.

Since Schilksee was north of the Levensau , it belonged, in contrast to Kiel, neither to the Holy Roman Empire nor to the German Confederation, but to the Duchy of Schleswig and thus to Denmark . It was not until 1876, a few years after the annexation of the Duchy of Schleswig, that Schilksee became a Prussian rural community . Until the second half of the 19th century there was only agriculture on six half-hooves and four parcel farms in Schilksee . Since the second half of the 19th century, artists have been living and working on the former Seekamp estate, initially Hans Olde , the elder (co-founder of classical modernism and open-air painting in Germany) and his son of the same name. In 1927, the Seekamp Children's Republic took place here with the participation of various artists .

Since the 1890s there has been a lively tourism with beach life in Schilksee, followed by sailing, which did not really establish itself here until after 1950, but has dominated the district since 1972. At that time the sailing regattas took place here on the occasion of the Olympic Summer Games , for which the Olympic Center Schilksee was built. A large sailing harbor was also created, which is still used today, especially during the Kiel Week .

An intermezzo was the work of the fishermen who immigrated mainly from Sønderjylland , who seized the naval port, which had become vacant in 1920, and were driven out by the navy again in 1939. On April 1, 1959, Schilksee gave up its independence and became a district of Kiel with its own local advisory board .

After the war Till de Kock lived and worked in Schilksee, one of the most important wood sculptors in Germany for the world of puppet theater . Also noteworthy is the Seekamp sculpture park, the work of the sculptor Hans Kock , who lived here.

useful information

The lifeboat Walter Rose is stationed at the Schilksee station of the DGzRS , and the decommissioned lifeboat Franz Stapelfeldt , the pre-series boat of the 8.5-meter class of lifeboats, has been displayed in front of the DGzRS station Schilksee since May 18, 2015 .

See also



  • H. Pieper-Wöhlk, D. Wöhlk: 725 years Schilksee , Kiel 1999
  • Diess .: Archive pictures Schilksee , Erfurt 2002
  • TSV Schilksee (Ed.): 50 years TSV Schilksee , Kiel 1997

Web links

Commons : Schilksee  - Collection of Images
Wikivoyage: Schilksee  - travel guide

Individual proof

  1. The population in the Kiel districts in 2014 . (PDF) State capital Kiel