Heist, Germany

Heist is a municipality in the district of Pinneberg, in Schleswig -Holstein.

Geographical location

Heist is located adjacent to the Geestrand to Haseldorfer march to which the municipality also has a share. The community is adjacent to spar in the south, Hetlingen, Haselsdorf and Haselau in the west, to Moorrege in the north and to the east Appen.


The first mention of Heist was 1276. It belonged to the noble dynasty of Heest. The Knight Hartwich of Heest sold it in 1361 to the monastery Uetersen. Mid-19th century, the population was about 400 and changed to the Second World War only slightly to about 500 by 1945, the population grew due to the influx of refugees from the Eastern territories by leaps and bounds in 1500. Currently, she is approx 2700.


Of the 17 seats in the municipal council, the CDU has been the local elections in 2013 eight seats, the CDU and the SPD Community has five four.

Coat of arms

Blazon: " Argent, a half jumping red deer. "

Economy and Transport

Heist is influenced mainly by agriculture.

Heist is located on the main road 431 between the cities of Wedel and Uetersen. These places are coaches.

On the territory of the municipality is also an airfield, the airfield Uetersen, ICAO designator EDHE, subsequently the nature reserve Tävsmoor / Haselauer Moor. The airfield Uetersen counts since the 1970s, with the busiest airfields for general aviation (AL) in Germany (annually about 60,000 aircraft movements ). Home there are two gliding clubs, several motor flying clubs and commercial flight schools.

The approval took place in close cooperation with the community and the nature conservation authority, since this is a tourist attraction in the nature reserve Tävsmoor.

Nationally known is the riding stable " Johannenhof " with an affiliated riding club.

The Hanoverian group Wohnraumhelden has dedicated the church to a song entitled " Squadron anthem Heist ".