Hattstedt (Danish Hatsted, North Frisian Haatst ) is a municipality near Husum Schleswig 's on the Geest in the district of North Friesland Schleswig -Holstein.

The amendment to chronicle Gruishuus by Theodor Storm plays in Hattstedt.


Hattstedt was first mentioned in 1231 in the Waldemar - Erdbuch as Hattastath. The name probably refers to a man named Hatto. St. Mary's Church in the village was first mentioned in 1240. The oldest parts of the building were probably made around 1200. During the following centuries it has been greatly expanded. Their distinctive, highly visible tower, she received 1500. The church has a pre-Reformation altar wings.

During the Second Marcellus of 1362 and the flat land in front of the ridge of under water even though it is located relatively far inland. 1460 was the Hattstedtermarsch who was called until 1803 Hattstedter age polder, dikes. Hattstedt is the birthplace of the humanist Johannes Saxonius († 1561).

1864 a workhouse was built, whose building is still preserved. It is now privately owned and has been lovingly restored.

Theodor Storm married in 1866 in Hattstedt his second wife Dorothea Jensen. It was celebrated on the property Lindenweg 1 under the "Storm -Linden ", which still stand today.

After the annexation of Schleswig-Holstein by Prussia a country parish church was formed from the territory of the parish Hattstedt. It included the four village communities Hattstedt, Hattstedtermarsch Horstedt and Wobbenbüll. 1934, the parish rural communities were dissolved and out of the village communities Hattstedts the four rural communities of the same name were formed.

1933-1934 was taken for the construction of the dam to the north beach between Hattstedt and Wobbenbüll earth. The donor site is still preserved as a so-called late- Hing and is used as pasture and in winter for sledding. Part of it is part of the conservation area Schobüller mountain.

In recent decades Hattstedt has grown rapidly and has transformed itself from a small farming village with few inhabitants and thatched cottages in a village of large single-family house areas. The population has increased greatly, which is primarily due to the location adjacent to Husum. Regional planning Risch counts the municipality for urban-rural area of the North Frisian district town. The newly gained settlement area lies mainly on the western edge of the village in the direction of the community Wobbenbüll in lower Geestrand area.


Of the 13 seats in the municipal council, the SPD has since 2013 Kommunwahl five seats, the three CDU voters Community WGH two, the SSW two seats and one seat FDP

Coat of arms

Blazon: " From Red and blue by a broad golden bars, topped with three red roses goldgeflammten heath, divided diagonally left. Above, a silver horse's head, below a silver hat. "

Through the horse's head appears in the coat of arms that should acquire the field mark this church game according to a legend, a man named " Had " after he managed to plow with a horse in one day this area. At the cemetery in Hattstedt are old grave stones, a part of the reeve Iwersen - Schmidt, who was a very good friend of Storm and he in the person of the old reeve put a monument in the novella Ghost Rider. This explains the white horse head of the mold in the arms proposal.

The interpretation of the hill shape of the Geest ridge topography Hattstedts suggesting a hat shape. The hat in the arms proposal was inspired from the habit of a man who Hattstedter family.

A once dominant wild plant of the area was the heather. The stylized flower shape in the hands of the female person was transferred figuratively to the gold belt of the coat of arms.


In the town originally mostly used for agriculture, the residential use is becoming increasingly important. Because of its location at the National Park Schleswig -Holstein Wadden Sea, tourism is an important source of income. Industry there are hardly any. Although it came with the opening of the railway to the settlement march of several industries (eg wooden shoe factory and concrete ). However, these are long since closed. Today is a new area for which the community had to pay off until many cubic meters of soil prior to expulsion, since the soil had been contaminated during the operating time with many chemicals in their place.


Hattstedt is on the march Bahn Hamburg - Westerland. Trains stop there, however, since the mid- 1980s no longer. The nearest train station is located about six miles south in Husum. Thither the buses of the line 1020 ( Niebüll - Bredstedt - Husum ). In addition, the Husum city traffic line 1051 passes through Hattstedt.

Through the village the main road 5, which runs from the Danish border with the Federal Highway 23 near Heide runs. The nearest motorway junction is Schleswig / Schuby on the A 7, which can be reached via highways 5 and later in the 201 ( about 35 kilometers driven ).

Current transport political issue is the further expansion planned for years the main road between 5 and Hattstedt Bredstedt. The upgraded line ends so far in the eastern neighboring community Horstedt and starts again north of Bredstedt. An argument for the expansion of the route is the traffic congestion of the village community. Counter-argument to emphasize economic and environmental issues. So it can be assumed that the traffic congestion could also lead to loss of revenue at the local retail, and investors could possibly shy away from a resettlement. In addition, the plan now established route north-east of the town center with defects vitiated because the over planned outdoor area includes ecologically valuable areas of the so-called Jelstroms. For this reason, the construction is initially reset.


The biggest club in the city is the TSV Hattstedt. This provides most of popular sports (football, etc.), but also Jiu Jitsu or back and spine gymnastics.

Also influential is the marching band Hattstedt. This association is characterized by many tournament victories. He regularly hosts of an international music festival in Hattstedt.

On the Mikkel Berg is the center for art Nordisk og cricket, which is home to both the Husum Cricket Club with a larger cricket field as well as the Sydslesvigsk Museumforening. The Center is built into the remains of an earlier tower mill from 1710. The Mikkel Berg was formerly the mill mountain of the place.

Near the Mikkel Berg is a tennis court at the local tennis clubs, as well as protecting the home Hattstedter shooting club of 1962.


  • Pharmacy in historic thatched cottage
  • Church of Mary Feldstein
  • Office building in the historic thatched cottage
  • Savings bank in the historic thatched cottage

Theodor Storm

The novella The Ghost Rider by Theodor Storm played in space Hattstedt which has the earthiness and circumstances of the country and people of this area is reflected and made ​​known beyond the borders. Theodor Storm was very common in Hattstedt guest, the son of Hattstedter pastor visited with him the grammar school in Husum.

The special bond Storms with Hattstedt found in various works Storms reflected. So the Hattstedter steeple in the story " Aquis submersus " could have served as a model, which states: up " The gray lace steeple " " up to the shingled roof ... granite ashlar ". The same should also apply to descriptions in " The Ghost Rider " and the fragment " The Condemned bell ".

The relationship Storms to Hattstedt was also marked by personal experiences of the poet. So Storm married in Hattstedt in June 1866 his second wife, Dorothea, but not in the church but in Kompastorat " Unter den Linden" in Lindenweg 1 The local location can also be found in " Aqius submersus "; the epitaph to this amendment, but hangs in the church in Drelsdorf.