Wille Forest (Lyksborg)

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Wille' (german), Ville, or Vilde (danish) is one of the forests around the city of Glücksburg in northern Germany, located in Southern Schleswig in the States of Germany|state of Schleswig-Holstein. The forest extends from Meierwik to Sandwig (Quellental or Kildedal) along the Flensburg Firth. The forest is slightly hilly and consists mainly of beech and other deciduous trees. On the north-west slopes of the firth there are rare plant species such as Hypericum montanum. Many trees near the coast are clearly affected by the coastal wind conditions. The northern part of the forest is used as a forest cemetery. In the east, the forest boarders Uferstraße (Bredgade), Vesterværk lake|Vesterværk Lake and Glücksburger Wald (also Tremmerup Skov or Tved Skov). Across the water there is a view of the danish shore.

While under Danish Jurisdiction, the forest area belonged to the Lyksborg Skovridder Districk i Munkbrarup Sogn.

The forest was first mentioned in 1668 as Willöe. Some claim the forest was named after Christian Christiansen Welling, a priest in Munkbrarup who lived nearby until 1582.[1]


  1. Kristian Hald: Sydslesvigs stednavne, bind 7, 1., København 1948, side 97

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