Village center ( Danish: Almtorp, Frisian: Aalmtoorp ) is a municipality in the district of North Friesland Schleswig -Holstein.

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Alpine village located about 15 kilometers north of Husum in a rural location on the outskirts of Schleswig 's Geest, on the northern edge of the Arlauniederung.


Archaeological finds indicate a Paleolithic settlement of the township.

Alpine village originally belonged to the Schleswig Cathedral Chapter and was first mentioned in 1352 Registrum capituli Slesvicensisa.

One theory is that the place name is derived from the old- commons and thus means common land, another theory is that it comes from the ancient Danish ( Almthorp ), meaning elm village.


Municipal council

Since the local elections of 2008, the voters Community WGA had all nine seats in the municipal council. In the local elections on May 26, 2013, all nine seats went with a voter turnout of 47.6 per cent to the WGA.


For the election period 2013-2018 Werner Sutter ( WGA) was re-elected mayor.

Partner community

Alpine village is twinned with Werder ( Havel ) in Brandenburg.

Economy and infrastructure

The economy in alpine village is structured very fragmented. The structural transformation of agriculture has left its mark, even if there are still a few farms which have partially specialized. In addition, today there are still small craft, such as the ironwork and a regionally well-known nursery. Today, the residential function of the small community has the leading role.


The village alpine village is situated away from the North Frisian main roads. The place is accessible via the county road 32, which branches off from the main road 5 eastward in the neighboring Struckum. It runs past the southern edge of mountain village.

West of the town crosses at the entrance Struckums the Marschbahn the link road. The nearest train stations are in Bredstedt ( regional transport) and Husum ( long-distance ).

In the mountain village public transport is by means of a bus transport and collective community in North Friesland regional reach of Bredstedt from. However, this bus runs only on school days to the corresponding days of school hours.


The village smithy was built in the early 18th century is still used today as a blacksmith. It is now nationally known for forging enthusiasts.

The region offers Almdorfs the possibility, nature and countryside to explore in an impressive way. Thus, for example, begins a 33 -km-long signposted cycling Derungs - round course, the Ostenautal route, in alpine village.