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Coordinates: 53°55′21″N 9°22′28″E / 53.92250°N 9.37444°E / 53.92250; 9.37444Coordinates: 53°55′21″N 9°22′28″E / 53.92250°N 9.37444°E / 53.92250; 9.37444
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Steinburg
  Mayor Walter Schulz (CDU)
  Total 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 4,354
  Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 25554
Dialling codes 04823
Vehicle registration IZ
Website www.wilstermarsch.de

Wilster is a town in Steinburg district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.


Wilster was granted town rights under Lübeck law in 1282, and thereby counts itself among Schleswig-Holstein's oldest towns. Wilster forms the centre of the Wilstermarsch, a major cattle raising area in Germany.

On 1 July 2005, the town administration and the Amt of Wilstermarsch merged into one authority.


The Old Town Hall built in 1585 is among Schleswig-Holstein's finest preserved Renaissance buildings.

Moreover, the late Baroque St. Bartholomew's Church, built by Ernst Georg Sonnin between 1775 and 1781, and the New Town Hall (Doos'sche Palais) built in 1786 are also worth seeing.


Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)
New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus)
Sample Picture of a German City limits traffic sign


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