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Preetz is a town in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany, with a population of 16,000 inhabitants (2020), the largest town in Plön district. Preetz is located between the Post and Lake Lankersee, which flow through the Schwentiene and the Muhlenau. It is known as "Schusterstadt" (Shoemaker's Town), because of a lot of shoemakers who once worked in the town.


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By bus[edit]

From Kiel: 4330 From Laboe: 119 From Schönberg: 220 From Plön: 220, 4330

By train[edit]

  • 1 Preetz station. There are train connections from Kiel and Lubeck with routes such as RB 84 and RE 83.

By car[edit]

On the B76, Preetz has a good road connection to Kiel, also you get on Nettelsee directly on the A21.

By bike[edit]

There are bike paths in all directions.

Get around[edit]

Map of Preetz


Preetz is home to 5 different churches. Its attractions are the town church and the monastery church founded in 1211 and is still largely preserved and worth a visit. Preetz has a Slavic ring wall and a tower hill castle, from which one sees (almost) nothing anymore. In Preetz there are a few Schuster monuments and a history museum, which is housed in the building of the old circus museum.

  • 1 Heimatmuseum Preetz. (Q1595644) on Wikidata
  • 2 Wohnwasserturm Preetz. Wasserturm Preetz (Q2588164) on Wikidata



There is a shopping centre just near the railway station.


  • 1 Akropolis, Bahnhofstraße 26, 24211 Preetz, +49 4342 308536. M Tu Th F 17:00–23:00; W closed; Sa Su 12:00–14:00, 17:00–23:00. Greek food




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