Rade bei Hohenwestedt

Rade b. Hohenwestedt is a municipality. It is located in the district of Rendsburg -Eckernförde in Schleswig -Holstein. Rade belongs to the parish Hohenwestedt.

Geography and transport

Rade is located about 19 kilometers west of Neumünster and 32 kilometers south of Rendsburg in Akrug Nature Park, between the ridge and the lokal Buckener Au. In addition to sandy forest and arable land the municipality consists mainly of moist to boggy meadows.

To the west runs at some distance from the main road 77 Rendsburg to Itzehoe and south of State Road 430 from Neumünster towards Heide and the railway line Neumünster Heath.


The name Rade derives from the fact the clearing of forested areas for a settlement. The first mention should be done early 16th century, while the Royal located in the village water mill was first mentioned in the late 15th century. It is likely that there has been a settlement in Rade before that date.


Of the seven seats in the municipal council has the voter community KWG since 2013, all the local election seats.

Coat of arms

Blazon: "On golden, divided by a blue wave bar sign foot in green a silver tip, is a red mill wheel with black hub. Top right two golden ears, top left a golden horse head. "


Rade has an agricultural character.


There is a sports club in Rade and the volunteer fire department is operated since 2011 together with the neighboring village of Tappen.


The royal water mill in which the farmers of the region had to grind at the behest of the Danish king over several centuries their grain, until the middle of the 20th century in operation and was sometimes even used to generate electricity. After decommissioning the mechanism is developed and made ​​available to the Schleswig -Holstein Open Air Museum in Molfsee available. Today, the mill is privately owned. At the mill were the three stationary formative mill ponds as well as the earlier connecting mill creek which has since been diverted and a more natural state.