DEHNTHOF, LUSTHOF and KEHRWIEDER - the oldest streets in Kappeln.
DEHNTHOF is derived from the Danish word "DEGN", meaning sexton (Küster). In former times a sexton worked as an organist and gravedigger in one person. Historically the derivation of the street names is not settled. It's quite possible that they have got something to do with Hamburg and ist harbour, i.e. with fishing and seafaring in the 19th century. There also exists an area at the Schlei, named "Große Freiheit", not far from these streets.
Schoolchildren are given the following explanation ot the name KEHRWIEDER. women and children staying at home are supposed to have shouted alter the sailing fishers and seafarers: HAVE A SAFE RETURN!
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