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This is the river Eider at Rendsburg. It is the largest river in Schleswig-Holstein and has been a decisive factor in Denmark’s history throughout a long period.
Around 800, in the course of expanding Christianity northward, the Frankish tribes of Charlemagne occupied the area of Schleswig-Holstein. In 810 Charlemagne built a castle on the river Stör near Itzehoe and the river Eider became the northern boundary of his empire. Christianity expanded throughout northern Europe. Denmark developed into a world power and conquered England. The King of Denmark assumed the titles and powers of King of England, King of Scotland and King of Norway. The river Eider remained the southern border of Denmark until 1864 when Prussia conquered the duchies Schleswig and Holstein and Denmark lost 20 % of its territories.
The river Eider is today a sluggish river and as you can see it slowly becomes overgrown.
With all my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful, happy New Year!

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  • Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2477 W: 0 N: 6550] (23391)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-10-31
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-12-22 6:18
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