Aventoft (Danish: Aventoft, Frisian: Oowentoft ) is a municipality in the German - Danish border in the district of North Friesland Schleswig -Holstein. Part of the Gotteskoogs and rosary lying in the municipality.

  • 4.1 Segelflugplatz
  • 4.2 Books Without Borders
  • 5.1 Sons and daughters of the town
  • 5.2 Connected to Aventoft


Was Aventoft after the separation of the Wiedingharde by a storm surge in the Middle Ages a fishing village on an island on the Geest Wiedau. Due to the reclamation of Gotteskoogs 1566 it was indeed connected to the mainland, but was still centuries surrounded by vast areas of water before an effective drainage in the 20th century made ​​possible the use of the surrounding country.

The hall church in the village was built in the 13th century. The neo-Romanesque tower was built in 1911.


Municipal council

In the local elections on May 26, 2013, the UWG was elected with 64.5 percent and six seats, and the SSW at 35.5 percent and three seats in the municipal council. The turnout was 56.1 percent.


For the election period 2013-2018 Christine Harksen (UWG ) was re-elected mayor. She performed since 1994 at its fifth term.

Coat of arms

Blazon: ". Among the shortened, silver and red tridecasubstituted längsgeschindeltem main shield in blue a golden fish over three golden bulrushes " The red and white sign to symbolize a major turnpike. The cattail stand for the marshes and fish for Aventofter lake which was fished intensively for a long time.


In the former fishing village, many retail businesses have settled their clientele comes mainly from Denmark.


In the list of cultural monuments in Aventoft are registered in the list of monuments of Schleswig- Holstein cultural monuments.


In Aventoft is the northernmost airfield in Germany, in the hangar, the oldest flying glider in Germany, a Göppingen Gö -3 " Minimoa " is located.

Books Without Borders

Following the example of the English book village of Hay-on -Wye is Aventoft "Books Without Borders ", the first cross-border book village, built.


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Carsten Redlef Volquardsen (1824-1875), classical scholar

Connected to Aventoft

  • Hans Egon Petersen ( born 1921 in Tingleff, † 1982 in Niebüll ), Evangelical Lutheran theologian