Kropp (Danish: Krop ) is a municipality on the Ancient Road in the district Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig- Holstein. The place is a sub- center since 1986 and was honored in 2002 as a child, youth and family-friendly community.

Geography and transport

Kropp is located about 12 km south of Schleswig on the main road 77 Further east runs the Federal Highway 7


The town was first mentioned in 1285 as Croop ( goiter ). The name refers to the flat curvature of the Sanders, where the spot is.


Kropp has a full-time administration, which performs the administrative affairs for the Office Kropp - Stapelholm.

Municipal council

Of the 19 seats in the municipal council, the CDU had since the local elections 2008 nine seats, the Social Democrats and six voters Community AWK four. In the local elections on May 26, 2013, the CDU received 49.2 percent and eight seats. The SPD came to 36.6 percent and seven seats. The AWK reached 19.2 percent and four seats. The turnout was 44.1 percent.

For the election period 2013-2018 Klaus Lorenzen (CDU ) was re-elected citizens head. He has been in office since 2003.

Coat of arms

Blazon: " left diagonally divided by gold and green. Above, a frontal asked red ox head, down three silver oak leaves next to each other. "

Through the red ox-head indicates the crest that the church Kropp is located near the old military road, with the former Duchy of Schleswig and the fattened in Jutland oxen were driven annually in large migrations to the southern markets. Therefore, the army way is often referred to in popular parlance as Ochsenweg. The silver, golden oak leaves in the flag to remind you that the municipality and the adjacent surfaces of the so-called Kropper Heath were covered in historical times with oak forests. It is claimed that the early modern Amsterdam was built on stilts, which originated in the Kropper oak stands.


Blazon: "In the leech the municipal coat of arms without shield, with yellow oak leaves; the flying end is divided horizontally into eleven alternately green and yellow stripes. "

Economy and infrastructure

In the village the Kai -Uwe von Hassel - Barracks is, it belongs to the Reconnaissance Wing 51 Immelmann in Jagel, originally Naval Air Wing 1

The pastor John Paulsen founded in the 19th century Diakoniewerk Kropp.

In Kropp there are a number of small and medium-sized businesses.


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


  • Adalbert Paulsen (1889-1974), theologian
  • Sven Erik Wunner (1932-2013), legal scholar