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Coat of arms of Heide
Coat of arms
Heide   is located in Germany
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Dithmarschen
 • Mayor Ulf Stecher (CDU)
 • Total 31.8938 km2 (12.3143 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,105
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25746
Dialling codes 0481
Vehicle registration HEI

Heide is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is the capital of the Kreis (district) Dithmarschen. Population: 21,000.

The German word Heide means "heath". In the 15th century four adjoining villages decided to build a church in the "middle of the heath". This remained the town's name to date. The exact foundation date is now unknown, but by 1447 Heide was already the main village of Dithmarschen. At this time Dithmarschen was an independent peasant republic. Heide became a town in the 19th century and now is a tourist resort.


  • Sport 1
  • Sightseeing 2
  • Notable residents 3
  • International relations 4
  • Gallery 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The association soccer club Heider SV plays in the Verbandsliga Schleswig-Holstein (V).[2]


  • St. Jürgen church (1560)
  • Water tower (1903)
  • Museum of Dithmarschen history
  • Brahmshaus, dwelling house of the ancestors of the composer Johannes Brahms, now a museum

Notable residents

International relations

There is a twinning between Kreis Dithmarschen and Restormel Borough Council.[3]



  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2013] (XLS-Datei) (Fortschreibung auf Basis des Zensus 2011)".  
  2. ^ Verbandsliga Schleswig-Holstein table 2007-08 publisher:, accessed: 6 July 2008
  3. ^ The official Restormel Dithmarschen Twinning Association Accessed 2008-08-16

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