Gettorf – a small town with flair
Culture, nature, and a zoo
Right next to the beaches of the Baltic Sea, it is nestled within a charming landscape: The municipality of Gettorf is at the heart of the Dänischer Wohld between the Kiel Canal, Eckernförde Bay, and the Kiel Fjord.
It’s a lively place which is constantly growing. And it doesn’t matter from which direction you approach Gettorf, the tower of St. Jürgen’s Church is always the first thing you see. It’s no wonder, as it’s an impressive 210 feet tall.
Over 1,000 years ago, the Vikings created their first settlement at the point where two trade routes meet. One eye-catching feature in Gettorf is the restored “Rosa” windmill dating back to 1869, which was still operating using wind power until it was decommissioned in 1946. This cultural monument now houses the public library, an event room, and part of the local history museum.
A visit to the local history museum and a walk around the “Historic Tour” are an absolute must – even locals learn something new.
Culture, shopping, and excursions
Shopping is also really popular in Gettorf alongside culture. The 985-foot pedestrian zone invites you to stroll, shop, and linger. The market offers fresh fruit and vegetables and lots of other delicacies on Tuesday and Friday mornings.