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ECKERNFURDE

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 886 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ECKERNFURDE, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Schleswig-Holstein, on a fjord of the Baltic, 20 M. by rail N.W. from Kiel. Pop. (1g(35) 7088. It has a good harbour, fishing, trade in agricultural products, and manufactures of tobacco, salt and iron goods. There are a technical school of building and a Protestant teachers' seminary. Eckernforde is mentioned as far back as 1197. It was taken.by Christian IV. of Denmark in 1628 from the-Imperial troops. In 1813 the Danes were defeated here, while in 1849 the harbour was the scene of the blowing up of the Danish line-of-battle ship " Christian VIII." and of the surrender of the frigate " Gefion " after an engagement with the German shore batteries. The place lost most of its trade after -the union with Germany in 1864, and suffered severely from a sea-flood in 1872. In the immediate neighbourhood is the village of Borby, much frequented for sea-bathing.
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