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Slow down, it's time forA village history: Gelting

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Gelting

Take a deep breath

Gelting, once known as Geltyng, was first mentioned in the Danish Census Book of Valdemar II in 1231. Gelting Castle was the reason for the reference. On this estate between Gelting and Kappeln, there was a large forest which was used as a hunting ground.

Since 1986, Gelting is a recognised climatic spa and, since 1990, it has been a Kneippkurort (a high-ranking German title for a spa town) at the Baltic Sea. Gelting offers more than just fresh air. This place located directly at the Baltic Sea bears cultural treasures from the past such as the 12th century church consecrated by Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

Gelting is also well known by sailors due to its Wackerballig Marina. With 234 berths, it is an ideal starting point for members of this club to set sail on the Baltic Sea. In the neighbouring community Nieby at the Geltinger Birk, the Charlotte Windmill, built in Dutch style, awaits interested visitors. It was once built to drain the lowlands and to mill grain.


Impressions of Gelting

A town's history in pictures

  • Yachthafen in Wackerballig an der Geltinger Bucht
  • Mühle Charlotte in Nieby
  • Vogelwelt im Naturschutzgebiet Geltinger Birk

Historic tours round the Geltinger Bucht

Walking in the footsteps of history

Gelting
Maasholm
Steinbergkirche

Gelting

Follow historical steps from the meeting house to the church, to the inn and walk on to the harbour, the Grahlstein house and the Castle of Gelting.

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Maasholm

Round the year 1600 a settlement called Maas came up which had been mooved to Maasholm in order to be protected of floods. It's inhabitants had been seafarer and fishermen later on.

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Steinbergkirche

Round Steinbergkirche you can find lots of typical three-sided yards with it's famous U-formed yards. Look back in history of farmer's life at the private farmer museum of Peter Hiss in Ginthöft.

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The Geltinger Bucht: Retrat for my whole family and me!

Im travelling to the Geltinger Bucht for summser holidays for years now. My family and I especially enjoy the local beauty of nature and these wunderful sun downer at the beach of Pottloch.

Ursula T. from Cologne (Germany)

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