Loit (Danish: Løjt ) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig -Flensburg, in Schleswig- Holstein. The place name is derived from the Danish word lögh (water). Loitfeld, Schwonhöh and Muschau lie in the municipality.

  • 6.1 Church

Geography and transport

Loit is located about 17 km northeast of Schleswig on the main road 201 to Kappeln.


1352 Loit was first mentioned in writing in Registrum capituli Slevicensis, then still known to the oldest place names Leuthe. In the following centuries, the village name has changed several times in his writing, about 1776 Loit is also referred to as Steffen - Loit to prevent confusion with other places with the same name ( Havetoftloit and Løjt Sogn ) in the Duchy of Schleswig.

In traditions is talk of a medieval robber barons at Loit. This should have been on a plateau in today's forest Eichtal (west of the church, near the Au). Geltinger Pastor Dr. H.N.A. Jensen describes the place called Borris Wahld (presumably named after a former adjacent farmstead ) 1844 in a chronicle. Other authors again refer to Jensen or the tradition.

Since 1871 there is a separate municipal council in Loit, chaired held as the first head H.Seemann citizens.

Since 1769 also education took place in the pastorate. As in the rooms around 1912 already 40 to 50 children were taught, the building was expanded. 1954 finally created a private school building immediately adjacent to the pastorate, but the school system was only until 1967 held, after which the pupils dodged the surrounding communities. Since 1991 the old school building is used as a children's home.

1883 a railway line of Schleswig circular path between the town of Schleswig and the community Suederbrarup was opened, which served as a feeder for the railway between Kiel and Flensburg. At this also Loit was tethered to a stop was to the closure of the route in 1980 in what is now Parcel difficulties Holt.

In the first half of the 20th century introduced the Loiter dairy farm for the local dairy farmers a starting point dar. At this time also there was an inn in Loit, which was built as a train station restaurant. This burned down later, the ruins are still to be found at the exit in the direction of Schleswig. 1972 also a film studio was scheduled in place, which, however, was not realized due to financial reasons.


Of the nine seats in the municipal council voters Community KWL since the local elections in 2013 five seats and voters Community ABL four.

Coat of arms

Blazon: " left diagonally divided by gold and green, above a blue wave beams with blue wash tub, down two open golden rape flowers. "

The washtub is a very rare presentation in heraldry and refers to the original place names (see above). The wavy line under the washtub represents the Loiter Au, was washed in the in earlier times. The Loiter Au runs through the place in the middle. The two rape flowers depict the rape fields in countryside fishing and especially in Loit.


The community is dominated by industrial agriculture. In the recent time has Loit like many another village experienced far-reaching changes. In the 1950s there were still some shops and craft shops and peasant agriculture dominated the life that changed, however. Agriculture has declined in importance, most of the villagers work outside of the place or as a freelancer.


Attention beyond the region gained Loit annually by the " Loiter vintage cars and farm machinery show ," which takes place since 2005. There is at the eastern entrance a Anliegestelle at the Loiter Au for canoeists who use here in the summer almost every day.


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


The Romanesque hall church, which is a stone church was built in the 12th century, the wooden tower (bell stack ) only 1762nd your current form received, the Church in 1834, after the originally present apse had become dilapidated and was demolished. The north side of the church decorated with very basic frescoes from the 17th century, representing the Passion story. The pulpit is one of the oldest in Schleswig -Holstein. The Loiter church was originally a spin-off of the church to Tolk. Since the 1970s, the church has lost its independent status and was integrated into the neighboring parish Suederbrarup.


The art book author Andreas Andresen was born in 1828 in Loit.