The busy Pinneberg District is tiny. It is geographically the smallest district in the whole of Schleswig-Holstein, but it has the greatest population. They are mostly commuters, working in the busy city of Hamburg to the south-east.
Pinneberg District Map
Towns & Villages in the Pinneberg District
- Bokel (Elmshorn)
- Groß Nordende
- Groß Offenseth
- Heede (Barmstedt)
- Holm (Pinneberg)
- Klein Nordende
- Klein Offenseth
- Langeln (Pinneberg)
The town of Elmshorn is the center of a busy shopping area, attracting thousands of visitors a week into its multitude of boutiques, stores and restaurants.
The surrounding region however is filled with hectares of cattle farms — something the state is famous for. In fact, the nearby town of Wedel used to hold a massive ox-market, with over 30,000 head of cattle traded here from miles around.
Although having no coastline for itself, the Pinneberg District was given the beautiful island of Helgoland, 70km or 44mi away in the North Sea. Although over two hours away by boat, it is certainly a sight to behold.
The main island thrusts out of the sea — leaving high cliffs jutting from the water. The climate here is famous for being much warmer than the mainland — they even manage to grow figs here!