Wilster

Wilster is a town in Steinburg district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Wilster

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Location of Wilster within Steinburg district
Wilster
Wilster
Coordinates: 53°55′21″N 9°22′28″E
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictSteinburg
Government
  MayorWalter Schulz (CDU)
Area
  Total2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total4,308
  Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
25554
Dialling codes04823
Vehicle registrationIZ
Websitewww.wilstermarsch.de

History

Wilster was granted town rights under Lübeck law in 1282, and thereby counts itself among Schleswig-Holstein's oldest towns. Wilster forms the centre of the Wilstermarsch, a major cattle raising area in Germany.

On 1 July 2005, the town administration and the Amt of Wilstermarsch merged into one authority.

Sightseeing

The Old Town Hall built in 1585 is among Schleswig-Holstein's finest preserved Renaissance buildings.

Moreover, the late Baroque St. Bartholomew's Church, built by Ernst Georg Sonnin between 1775 and 1781, and the New Town Hall (Doos'sche Palais) built in 1786 are also worth seeing.

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