Schafflund (Danish: Skovlund, Frisian: Schaflün ) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig -Flensburg, in Schleswig- Holstein. The municipality is the administrative seat of the Office of the same name.

The valley of the creator Lunder mill stream is of glacial origin. Tributaries are the Meyner Au and the Walsbek.


Schafflund was first mentioned as a shaft Ling 1477. The meaning of the name is not clear. Maybe he was called " Steep snow drift ." In Danish, he became Skovlund. The Danish word Skov means "forest " and its name would thus mean " clearing ".

Already in the Middle Stone Age people were looking to the current municipal area. This is confirmed by archaeological finds, such as flint scraper or cross -edged arrowheads. Also in the Neolithic people settled around Schafflund. In addition to the Funnel Beaker culture of numerous megalithic tombs assigned, appeared at the end of the Neolithic period to the single- grave culture. Numerous axes that can be awarded because of their shape this culture, are listed in the National Archaeological recording for Schafflund. Some urns are from the Early Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Found iron slags point to the Iron Age smelting

Maybe in the 14th Century watermill was built in Schafflund, which was acquired at the end of the 15th century from Schleswig cathedral chapter. Around the mill was formed of the place where in the 17th century lived alongside farmers many craftsmen. 1795 was the Verkoppelung, was divided in the hitherto communal village hall and divided as coupling to the individual farmers.

Originally Schafflund belonged to Karrharde and thus from 1867 to the circle of Tønder. Schafflund in 1878 by the Prussian provincial government to the pie Flensburg.

In 1884 the community was struck by a large fire that destroyed 13 buildings. 1934, addressed the Reich Labor Service a a camp in Schafflund which initially served as a barracks for British soldiers and later as a shelter for refugees after the Second World War.


Of the 13 seats in the municipal council, the SPD has since the local elections in 2013 five seats, two of the SSE and the voters Community SWG six seats.

Coat of arms

Blazon: "In gold a rooted green beech with four fruit stalls, accompanied by a red water wheel on the right, to the left of a left floating above blue fish. "

The beech tree in the coat of arms recalls that the Schleswigsche Geest has been originally forested. The foundation of the town in the forest might have led the local designation. The mill-wheel represents the local water mill, which formerly had a reaching far beyond the place beyond meaning and coat of arms that connects to the only agriculturally specific history of the place. The fish finally refers to the yield of fishing in the rivers of the community, particularly in the creative Lunder mill stream.


As the administrative center of rural municipality has in addition to agriculture over a wide range of services and various businesses.

Since 1998, the community is a model project for a child-friendly community, so that the children a say in the design and implementation of local measures.


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

The former water mill probably dates from the 14th century.