Alt Bennebek

Old Bennebek (Danish: Gammel Bennebæk ) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig -Flensburg, in Schleswig- Holstein.

Geography and transport

Old Bennebek is located about 30 km northwest of Rendsburg in the care lowlands on the border between Geest and Marsh. About 15 km to the east runs the federal highway 77 and about 30 km to the east, the Federal Highway 7 from Rendsburg Schleswig.


The village was mentioned for the first time in 1340 as a villa Bennebeke (surrounded by streams ) in a document.

In the municipality of peat was mined in Tetenhusener bog as fuel.


Since the local elections in 2008 and 2013, the voters Community KWG all nine seats in the municipal council.

Coat of arms

Blazon: "In gold between two blue wave beams obliquely crossed a red Torfspaten and a red turf cutters ( Torfgeschirr ), accompanied on either side of an upright green oak leaf. "

The two wave beams refer to the streams. To the early settlers remember the oak leaves, symbolic of the coat of arms for the cleared mixed oak forests. The Torfgeschirr illustrates that the Moore for the extraction of peat as fuel economy and material for the community for a long time were of great importance. The yellow sign refers to the sandy expanses of Schleswig Vorgeest, at the southern edge of the village is located.


The community is predominantly agricultural.