Schoenau Island

This article is about the island in Franz Josef Land. For the island in Greenland, see Koldewey Islands.
Schoenau Island
Native name: <span class="nickname" ">Остров Шёнау
Location Franz Josef Land
Coordinates 80°09′09″N 59°05′42″E / 80.15250°N 59.09500°E / 80.15250; 59.09500Coordinates: 80°09′09″N 59°05′42″E / 80.15250°N 59.09500°E / 80.15250; 59.09500
Oblast Arkhangelsk Oblast
Population 0

Schoenau Island or Schönau Island (Russian: Остров Шёнау; Ostrov Shœnau) is an island in Franz Josef Land, Russia.[1]


This island lies off Koldewey Island's northern point in the Lavrov Sound opposite to Hall Island and Berghaus Island. It is only 90 m across.

Schönau Island Island is named after the town of Teplitz-Schönau (now Teplice, Czech Republic), the birthplace of Austro-Hungarian arctic explorer Julius Payer, who made the discovery of Franz Josef Land in the late 19th century when he led, as a Commander at Shore, the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition together with Karl Weyprecht, who was Commander at Sea.[2]


  1. Лист карты U-40-XXXIV,XXXV,XXXVI остров Галля. Масштаб: 1 : 200 000. Издание 1971 г
  2. Andreas Pöschek: Geheimnis Nordpol. Die Österreichisch-Ungarische Nordpolexpedition 1872-1874. - Wien: 1999 (PDF)
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