Bergenhusen is a municipality in the district of Schleswig -Flensburg, in Schleswig- Holstein. The community is known nationally as a stork village as there is one of the largest White Stork colonies in Europe here.

  • 4.1 Church
  • 4.2 windmill Margaretha
  • 4.3 storks


Bergenhusen lies on the ridge of Stapelholm in the Eider- Treene worry Lowland. Blumental, Brunsholm, Lüttensee and Osterfeld lie in the municipality. The eastern boundary of the municipal area is the Old concern in the West treene flows and forms the transition to the district of North Friesland.


Bergenhusen was the first time in 1304 as Beveringhusen (of valuation, ie beavers ) mentioned.


Municipal council

  • Of the nine seats in the municipal council, the CDU had since the municipal election 2008, four seats, the voter community AWgB had three and the SPD two seats.
  • In the local elections on May 26, 2013, the CDU received 32.3 percent of the vote and three seats. On the SPD accounted for 15.7 per cent and two seats. The AWgB came to 46.5 per cent and four seats. At a single applicant accounted for 5.5 percent. The turnout was 71.8 percent above average.


For the election period 2013-2018 Helmut Schriever ( AWgB ) was elected mayor. He succeeded to Helmut Mumm ( CDU).

Coat of arms

Blazon: " covered in a naturally green tinged stork, whose right stand is raised and whose left two silver shaft threads. "

The shaft threads are available for the rivers treene and concern.


Built in 1712 Baroque hall church and the parsonage, built in 1735, the Bruhn - yard with its stork's nest on the roof and the mill Margaretha, which was in operation until 1957 and received 2005 new wings are still striking points in the village.

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


1712 a Baroque hall church was replacing a dilapidated chapel, probably already came from the 13th century, built. It is decorated with paintings from different eras. The inventory, including a polyptych of 1613 is taken from the old church.

View to the altar

Altar with essay of 1650

Pulpit of 1637

Looking to the west side

Painted ceiling

Windmill Margaretha

The predecessor of the mill Margaretha was forced to 1680 mill for the inhabitants stack spar. The present mill dates from 1891 and is a Dutch mill on yellow bricks. 1957, the miller to electric operation, three years later set the Mühlbetrieb completely. Then you took the cap off, the fuselage disguised with sheet metal, the old mill technology was largely repaired. After 1991, a Hamburg Computer had purchased the building, began an extensive renovation, in the course of which the bricks were largely replaced, put the cap back and provided with sails gate wings. In the mill itself was a small apartment.


In the 1980s, before German reunification, bred in Bergenhusen more storks than in any other community of the Federal Republic. Even today, it is up to 20 pairs settled one of the largest White Stork colonies in Europe. Food base form five polders, which were obtained in the early 18th century from lakes in Eiderschwemmland.

The Society for Nature Conservation Germany ( NABU) has in the nature center, the Michael Otto Institute, an institute for meadows and wetlands in the center of Bergenhusen, which also tours and lectures are offered. The station coordinates, among other international White Stork census, which counts the stocks of the bird world. In the district Lüttensee a rescue center for sick and injured storks is maintained.