Red herring (Danish: Masholm ) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig -Flensburg, in Schleswig- Holstein. The municipality is located on the Schlei estuary and is a recognized holiday location. Red herring several times during the competition Our village has a future excellent.

Geography and transport

Red herring is located about 36 km northeast of Schleswig on the main road 199 Since Maasholm was originally an island, the village can be reached even today over a dam.

The port is used by the German Society for Sea Rescue ( GMRS ) as a safe haven and as a station for the lifeboat Nis Randers and the Bodden boat Wuppertal.


The Petri Church, which is also used as a community hall was built in 1952.

1997, which is in the municipality former air defense missile site was converted into a nature experience area.


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

Coat of arms

Blazon: "Divided by silver and blue, on a fallen Elker in confused colors, accompanied above by the blue Steering wheel of a ship on the right and three blue, asked each other with their heads in the trefoil fish left. "



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