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Løgstør is a small Danish town on the peninsula Himmerlands in the north of Jutland. The town of about 4400 inhabitants, situated at Løgstør Bredning, the largest waterway in the Limfjord. Since 2007 she is part of the greater community Vesthimmerland, which lies in the North Jutland. Prior to that, from 1970 to December 2006, she was the center of Løgstør municipality. As a resort Løgstør advertises with the nickname "Shell City".


1514 was the place nor Løgstedør, which is evident from the village name Løgsted ("place with onions " ) and ør (such as " gravel bank " ) composed. In the 16th century the place to bloom, as the herring fishery promised a lucrative business. In order to facilitate pursuit of their duties, Frederick II decreed in 1516 that the Limfjord in only two places could be salted herring - in Aalborg and on the beach north of the village Løgsted. The Regulation allows the colonization of Løgstedør, whose name was shortened to Løgstør later began. In the following centuries the town whose inhabitants are primarily devoted to the herring fishery until the early 19th century grew. After a breakthrough of the North Sea in the Limfjord at the Agger Tange in 1825 the herring disappeared from the fjord and the fishing has declined. Merchants replaced the fishermen who operated on the sea trade with northern European cities, which, however, was illegal because Løgstør still had no market rights associated with trading privileges.

Located in the west shoal Løgstør basically brought many residents work as they were engaged in the extraction of vessels from the area. This source of income disappeared with the construction of the 4.4 kilometer Frederick VII - channel ( Frederik VII 's Canal ), which was opened by the said king in 1861. The parallel to the coast canal was closed again in 1913 after a fairway was dug through the shallows. In the second half of the 19th century, industrialization brought the place economic recovery. Løgstør got, among others, a brewery, a clothing factory and an iron foundry. Allowed to call That Løgstør only in 1900 received marketing rights and henceforth Købstad ( " provincial town " ), owes the competitiveness of Aalborg, who were not prepared in advance, the Løgstørern grant extended trading privileges.

In the north of the Løgstør Aggersundbrücke was opened in 1942, which was required since the 1920s by Løgstører citizens. The bridge over the fjord connects the city with the North Jutland island of Vendsyssel -Thy. On the Løgstører side presented the German occupiers on some bunker to watch the traffic on the 228 meter-long bridge.

Around the year 1980 presented many fishermen around on mussel fisheries, which constitute the main source of income in the Limfjordfischerei today. That brought Løgstør the nickname city seashell, whereupon the tourist marketing of the city builds intense.


The town center consists of old houses that were built mainly in the 19th century for fishermen and sailors. One of these buildings is the house of the poet Johan Skjoldborg, who lived from 1917 until his death in 1936 there. The yellow house with a view of the fjord is a gift Danish Häusler, the so thanked for his description of their life circumstances. In the library of Løgstør there is Denmark's largest collection of works by Skjoldborg.

The neo-Gothic brick church Løgstør Kirke was built in 1893 and completely renovated in 1993. In the coat of arms of Løgstør is the church, which is surrounded by a starry sky, mapped. The cemetery consists of Løgstør since 1861, making it older than the church. There is also the grave of Johan Skjoldborg.

The Limfjordmuseum, which lies between the Limfjord and the Løgstør channel, is housed in the former residence of the channel Vogts and is engaged in the maritime cultural history of the fjord. Outside the museum building at Frederick VII - channel are some of the old fishing boats that are serviced by the associated museum yard. The heritage-listed since 1958 channel is also part of the museum as the adjacent 1861 finished Swing Bridge. The 25 -ton bridge is once a month, opened by hand in July a week, for and by tourists.


In spring, the city celebrates the Muslingehøstfest. With the " clam harvest festival " the mussels are released from the Limfjord solemnly for consumption. The guild-masters come together every year as soon as the first harvested mussels and oysters reach the port of Løgstør, and approve the shellfish until they are deemed ready. Another event is the taking place in August Løgstør open-air music festival. It is one of the biggest events in Vesthimmerlands municipality. In September Løgstør Startharbour the Limfjord Rundt, a regatta for wooden sailing ships.


  • Peder Horrebow (* 1679 in Løgstør, † 1764 in Copenhagen) - Astronomer
  • Johan Skjoldborg (* 1861 in Øsløs in Thisted, † 1936) - writer and poet, who lived until his death in Løgstør
  • Christian Mejdahl (* 1939 in Løgstør ) - Politician, Member of the Folketing ( 1987-2007 ) and chairman of the party Venstre (2003-2007)
  • Pernille Vigsø Bagge ( born in 1975 in Løgstør ) - Folketing MPs Socialistisk Folkeparti since 2005