|• Mayor||Friedrich Bennetreu (CDU)|
|• Total||20.05 km2 (7.74 sq mi)|
|Elevation||28 m (92 ft)|
|• Density||260/km2 (670/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Süderbrarup (Danish: Sønder Brarup) is a municipality in the district of Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated on the north side of the Schlei, approx. 20 km northeast of Schleswig, and 30 km southeast of Flensburg. Süderbrarup is known for the Thorsberg moor archeological site.
Heavily rooted in the German tradition of annual country fairs with rides (German: Jahrmarkt), Süderbrarup hosts the largest regional celebration of this kind in Schleswig-Holstein, drawing several hundred thousand visitors each year. Brarupmarkt has been an annual cornerstone of local culture since its inception in 1583. The commencement date for Brarupmarkt falls on the last complete weekend of July.
- Opening of Brarupmarkt by Mayor Friedrich Bennetreu and city hall council with commemorative auto scooter and Ferris wheel rides
- Livestock market
- Miss Brarupmarkt beauty pageant
- Karaoke competition
- Unauthorized after-hours skinny dipping in municipal pool by local youth
- "Frühschoppen", traditional morning pint
References in popular media
Werner – Beinhart! (1990)
Despite its relatively small population of approx. 4,000 citizens, Süderbrarup was instantly catapulted into the limelight of the German cinema, due to an opening scene in German cartoonist Rötger Feldmann's infamous first full-length feature release "Werner – Beinhart!" in 1990. This wacky, shrewd cartoon depicts a local plumber's apprentice and full-time motorcycle rocker in his zany adventures at work and with his notoriously drunk colleagues. In the relevant scene of this animated feature, the protagonist observes an impromptu soccer match at the weekly farmer's market - sparked by mistake. Werner, comments the accidental match between the market's visitors referring to the players as part of the real local soccer teams TSV Süderbrarup and the regional rival soccer club from Holzbein Kiel ("Holzbein Kiel" - German for "Pegleg Kiel" - a pun on the real Holstein Kiel soccer club).
Sommer '04 an der Schlei