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Coat of arms of the community of Süderbrarup
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Coordinates: 54 ° 38 '  N , 9 ° 46'  E

Basic data
State : Schleswig-Holstein
Circle : Schleswig-Flensburg
Office : Süderbrarup
Height : 28 m above sea level NHN
Area : 20.05 km 2
Residents: 5084 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 254 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 24392
Area code : 04641
License plate : SL
Community key : 01 0 59 083
Office administration address: Königstrasse 5
24392 Süderbrarup
Website : www.suederbrarup.de
Mayor : Christian Hansen ( CDU )
Location of the community of Süderbrarup in the Schleswig-Flensburg district
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Ev. Süderbrarup Church - September 2007
The nave of the church with tower (photo 2018)
The Danish church of Süderbrarups as a red wooden church

Süderbrarup ( Danish Sønder Brarup ) is a municipality in the Schleswig-Flensburg district in Schleswig-Holstein . It is the administrative seat of the office of the same name .


Süderbrarup is located on the fishing peninsula . It is a sub-center and a recognized resort . In Süderbrarup there was a radium-containing spring, which was the destination of pilgrimages in pre-Christian times , but has dried up since the stadium was built.

In addition to the central town, the municipality includes the (partly historical) villages of Bedstedt ( Bedsted ), Billwattbrück ( Bilvadbro ), Brebel ( Bredbøl ), Brebelholz ( Bredbølskov ), Brebelmoor, Brebelscheide, Dollrott ( Dollerød ), Dollrottfeld ( Dollerødmark ), Dollrottholz ( Dollerødmark ) , Dollrottmoor, Dollrottroy, Dollrottwatt ( Dollerødvad ) Gaarwang ( Gaardvang ) Justrup, upper land Loitstraße ( Løjtgade ) Süderbrarupfeld, Süderbrarupholm ( Holm or Sønderbrarup-Holm ), Süderbraruproy ( Sønderbraruprød ) Süderbrarupwesten ( Sønder Brarup Vest ) Süder field Pleistrup ( Plejstrup ) and Winkelholm ( Vinkelholm ).


The municipality has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, from which several burial mounds have been preserved. Particularly important, however, is the Kummerhy hill grave west of the Thorsberger Moors, which was first opened in 1861 and was built around 650 BC. BC and is surrounded by a stone circle. There are a total of 22 burial mounds in the area.

The Thorsberger Moor , from which many objects of daily use and weapons as well as decorative objects such as jewelry etc. a. were recovered, was - as the name suggests - consecrated to the Germanic god of war Thor as a place of sacrifice. It is assumed that Thorsberg was one of the most important places of worship in the region - the fact that the old name Thorsberg was not forgotten even in Christian times should indicate this. Most of the finds are kept in the Schleswig-Holstein State Museum in Gottorf Castle. About 2000 urns from the period up to AD 400 were excavated on the market square. The large number of used, jagged weapons that were sunk in the bog in the 4th century is interpreted as an indication of fighting that took place in Jutland during this time and may be related to the migration of the peoples . It is conceivable that the military conflicts were important in the context of the emigration of most of the Angles to Britain .

The place Süderbrarup was first mentioned in 1231 as Syndräbrathorp ( brathorp : village on a slope). On the other side of the Oxbek there is accordingly also Norderbrarup , which was the more important place until the 19th century. An interpretation based on the personal name Brá is also possible .

On March 1, 2018, the communities of Brebel and Dollrottfeld were incorporated.


Community representation

  • Of the 18 seats in the municipal council, the CDU had eight seats since the local elections in 2008, the SPD had four, the SSW and the voting community ABS had two seats each and the two voting communities KWS and LWL each had one seat.
  • In the local elections on May 26, 2013, 17 seats were available. The CDU received eight seats, the SPD five seats, the SSW two seats, the Free Voters (FW-S) and the ABS one seat each.
  • The election for municipal council on May 6, 2018 led to the following result:
Election 2018 CDU SPD SSW ASS FW-S total
Seats 8th 5 2 4th 2 21 seats
Share of votes 38.0% 23.2% 10.5% 18.9% 9.3% 100% *

* after taking into account the rounding errors


Christian Hansen has been mayor since 2020. Friedrich Bennetreu (CDU) was re-elected mayor for the 2013–2018 election period. He was first elected in 2011 after his predecessor Johannes-Peter Henningsen resigned on April 7, 2011 on the occasion of his 25th anniversary as mayor.

coat of arms

Blazon : "In blue a circular, prehistoric golden piece of jewelry, consisting of a wide outer ring and a narrow inner ring connected to it by four bars, which includes a so-called three peg."

Culture and sights

In the list of cultural monuments in Süderbrarup are the cultural monuments entered in the list of monuments of Schleswig-Holstein.

In Süderbrarup there is a sports club and several choirs and music clubs.

Brarup Market:

Brarup Market

The Brarup market , which takes place on the last weekend in July, is the largest rural fair in Schleswig-Holstein. It was first mentioned in 1593 and celebrated its 400th anniversary in 1993.

The market dates back to the 16th century when people gathered at the site's sacred spring around July 25th, the feast day of James . From this a rural market developed over the centuries and finally a folk festival with showmen and artists. Today it is a fair with rides and stalls, but there is still the traditional cattle market on the penultimate market day.

Economy and Infrastructure

Süder-Center, September 2007

Süderbrarup is of great economic importance for the fishing region . There are many retail and service companies in the center. In the spring of 2006, a shopping center, the so-called “Süder-Center”, was opened near the town center (as the crow flies to the town center “Germaniaplatz”: 400 m).

The Thorsberg barracks of the Bundeswehr, which was named after the Thorsberger Moor, existed in Süderbrarup until the 1990s . After the closure, a reception camp for refugees from the Yugoslav wars was temporarily set up in the buildings . Today there is a hardware store on this property.


railway station
Museum train in the station

The federal highway 201 connects Süderbrarup with Schleswig and the federal highway 7 .

There are train connections every hour on the Kiel – Flensburg railway line .

The Schleswig circular railway , on which passenger traffic was discontinued in 1972, ran through Süderbrarup . The route to Schleswig was redesigned as a cycle and hiking trail. Since the cessation of goods traffic on the 13 km long section to Kappeln , the route has only been used by the Angelner Steam Railway Museum .

Public facilities

There is a library, a youth center and an outdoor swimming pool in the community.


There are four kindergartens in the community (including one Protestant, one Danish and one from Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsches Schleswig), a primary school , a special needs school , a community school and a Danish primary and community school . The German community school was only formed from the local secondary school and secondary school in 2008 and has been called Schule am Thorsberger Moor since 2010 .

Since 2010, Süderbrarup has also had a vocational high school in the community school, which is a branch of the Schleswig vocational training center.


Sons and daughters of the church

Personalities who have worked in the church

  • Adolf Petersen (1874–1949), postmaster, local politician and historian.


  • Niels Bantelmann: Süderbrarup. A burial ground from the Roman Empire and the Migration Period in fishing (= Offa books, new series 63), Karl Wachholtz Verlag, 1988.

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. M. Mørk Hansen: Kirkelig Statistics over Slesvig pen: Med historiske og topografiske bemærkninger , Volume 2, Copenhagen 1864, p. 408
  3. Danmarks less folke 51, 1943, p 198
  4. ^ Jens Lampe: Tønder Seminarie-Stat: fortegnelse over laerere and dimittender fra Tønder seminarium 1788–1963. Tondern 1963, p. 60
  5. ^ Andreas Rumler : Schleswig-Holstein. Culture, history and landscape between the North and Baltic Seas, the Elbe and the Flensburg Fjord . DuMont, Cologne 1997. ISBN 3-7701-3566-0 . P. 65.
  6. Johannes Kok: Det danske folkesprog i Sønderjylland , Volume 2, Copenhagen 1867, p. 94
  7. https://www.amt-suederbrarup.de/seite/182188/kommunalwahl-2018.html Amt Süderbrarup - Municipal election 2018 Süderbrarup
  8. Süderbrarup's new boss is called Friedrich Bennetreu. In: Schlei-Bote. shz.de, May 4, 2011, accessed on February 15, 2018 .
  9. Schleswig-Holstein's municipal coat of arms
  10. Jens P. Trap: Statistisk-topographisk beskrivelse af Hertugdømmet Slesvig , København 1864, Volume 2, p. 532

Web links

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