Elisabeth Sophia polder was up to the reclamation of the Beltringharder Koog 1987 North beach next to the only community on the former island in the district of North Friesland Schleswig -Holstein.


After the Nordstrander could not regain the lost land under its own power after Burchardiflut from 1634 or only back up the leftover, over suitable King Frederick III. 1652 four Dutch in a Oktroy all lands with the rest of the Wiederbedeichung. Thus arose the Friedrichskoog 1656, 1657 Marie- Elisabeth- enclosed land (or Osterkoog ), 1663 Trendermarschkoog and 1691 - after a long dispute among the now 24 participation certificate - the new polder. But before that had grown in the protection of the polders foreshore could be bedeicht, the storm surge series safeguarding the existing polders made ​​1717-1720 priority. Therefore, it was not until 1739 by King Christian VI. mentioned by Denmark, 570 hectares Christianskoog completed by the Dutch.

Already in 1751 destroyed another flood levees. But now the Dutch participation certificates were so financially ruined by the frequent levee breaches that they had sold their property to the resurgent local population. However, this did not have the extra money to make a new polder.

1768 acquired Jean Henri Desmercières who had already been active in Reußenköge, the right to refurnish the Christianskoog. This means that the privileges of the Oktroys from 1652 were transferred to him and his heirs. A Royal Resolution of 1771 also granted him over the previous seven years to open seven more exempt from taxes years. Desmercières had built a new, gently sloping seaward of the dike and the polder named after his wife Elisabeth Sophie Countess de Friis ( 1714-1799 ). Already in 1770 he wooed buyers and tenants for the new country, which would be available for settlement from June 1771. As in Reußenkögen he took again the construction of drainage and roads. Mainly old Nordstrander families settled in the new polder, which self -government was allowed after the Oktroy. This special position has retained to this day the polder.

In the flood of 1825 broke the dikes and polders were flooded Nordstrander. Built by Desmercières dike, however, had held so that the other dikes were built with the flatter profile again. The then Staller - royal administration official - from north beach called for in connection with the high repair costs of the other Nordstrander Köge the inclusion of Elizabeth Sophia polder dike in a cooperative. But Desmercières ' heirs defended the independence of Gottorfer Supreme Court.

In 1895, the municipality of North beach an application for merger with the prior divided by its location at the cost of the dyke and infrastructure maintenance Elisabeth Sophia polder. However, the county committee in Husum refused the request, which he founded with the added value of the small community. In 1957 joined the Elizabeth Sophia polder dike and the north beach at Sielverband.


Municipal council

Since the municipality has less than 70 inhabitants, it has a community meeting place of a municipal council; these belong to all eligible voters of the municipality.


For the election period 2013-2018 Ute Clausen was re-elected with 13 votes for mayor. 10 votes were cast on an opposing candidate.

Coat of arms

Blazon: "Through a wide cut with bevelled notches silver bars in two crossed green spade, of blue, in a silver gull, and green, in a golden marsh marigold flower, a silver Wellenschildfuß with blue wave beams in the ratio 1: divided 2: 3. "


In Elisabeth Sophia polder there is a camp which is situated directly on the dike.


The former Schleswig-Holstein Prime Minister Peter Harry Carstensen was born in 1947 in Elizabeth Sophia enclosed land and lived until 2012 in the community.