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

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Karby

The village with a church in its name

The name Karby derives from the Danish words "Karke" (church) and "by" (village). Historically, Karby has always been the village with a church in the Schwansen parish. 

Karby has a church built in the early-Gothic style in the year 1280. The 24-metre high tower with a saddle roof is particularly striking. Its inside is a real eye-catcher as well. The carved pulpit dates back to the year 1592 and is believed to be the work of the renowned pictorial carver Hans Gudewerdt from Eckernförde.
Tours are available in the time between Easter and the harvest festival from 8AM to 4PM.

Until 1958, Karby was a station on the local railway line from Eckernförde to Kappeln. Karby is located 5 kilometres from Kappeln and 20 kilometres from Eckernförde. Both port towns have their own flair. Enjoy Eckernförde's Baltic Sea beach or Kappeln's snugness with its beautiful harbour line.

Impressions from Karby

A town's history in pictures

  • Kirche in Karby: Kirchenuhr
  • Kirche in Karby: Eingang
  • Kirche in Karby: Gedenkkerzen
  • Kirche in Karby: Innenraum

Historic tours of Schwansen Peninsula

Walking in the footsteps of history

Fleckeby
Karby
Rieseby
Waabs

Fleckeby

The roots of the local community of Fleckeby get back lots of years. Over there had already been hunters, gatherers and farmers in neolithic years in neolithic years.

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Karby

The towns name has it's origin in the danish language meaning something like "church village". As Karby had been the "church village" it also had been one of the first villages with a school. From 1888 to 1958 Karby also had been a stop of the former train from Eckernförde to Kappeln.

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Rieseby

In 1352 Riesby had been first mentioned as "Rybyharret". The ding floor on it's coat of arms prooves the "Thingplatz" round Rieseby.

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Waabs

Waabs had been mentioned for the first time in 1382 called "groten Wpensee". The most significant and outstanding historical place in Waabs is the very impressive manor house of Ludwigsburg and the longbed of Karlsminde built in neolithic years.

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Absolutely relaxing at the Peninsula

I love to spend my vacation on the Peninsula together with my family. We often use our camper. Last year we had also spend some days in a beautiful holiday home in Langholz together with my grandparents. We really enjoyed it over there as well.

And my children had also have a lot of fun at the Ostsee Resort of Damp during the last few years.

Rosemarie K. from Gelsenkirchen (Germany)

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