Arnis is according to the population (just under 300) and the area (0.45 km ²) the smallest city in Germany. The city was founded in 1667, when 65 families from Kappeln moved to the then uninhabited island in the Schlei to protest against serfdom.The cityscape has changed little for many decades, which is why the city has retained the charm of its heyday in the 19th century.
May 2, 2019
Arnis is with less than 300 inhabitants by the number of inhabitants and with 0.45 km ² also by area the smallest city in Germany. It is located in Schleswig-Holstein on a peninsula in the Schlei in the landscape fishing in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg.Arnis was founded in 1667 by 65 families from the nearby village of Kappeln on the then uninhabited island in Schlei. This "Exodus to Arnis" was an act of resistance against Detlef von Rumohr, who wanted to press the inhabitants of Kappeln end of 1666 in the serfdom. Its economic prosperity experienced the place in the mid-19th century with 88 merchant ships and over 1000 inhabitants. The original structure of today's city, given by a surveyor of Duke Christian Albrecht of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf, still determines the townscape and contributes to the fact that Arnis is popular as a tourist destinationSource: Wikipedia
May 2, 2019
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