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Order of Merit of Schleswig-Holstein
Verdienstorden des Landes Schleswig-Holstein
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Order of Merit of Schleswig-Holstein
Awarded by Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein
Country Germany
Type Order of merit
Established 26 August 2008
Related Schleswig-Holstein-Medaille
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Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of Merit of Schleswig-Holstein (German language: Verdienstorden des Landes Schleswig-Holstein) is an award presented by the Minister-President of German state Schleswig-Holstein. Established in 2008, it is the highest award of the state. Prior to 2008, the Schleswig-Holstein-Medaille was the highest award of the state. In the establishing decree of the order it states prior recipients of the medal are members of the order.[1] To preserve the exclusivity of the order it is limited to 500 living recipients.[2]

Notable recipients

  • Dennis Snower
  • Christoph Eschenbach
  • Justus Frantz
  • Klaus Fußmann
  • Heinrich Schultz
  • Angelika Volquartz
  • Knut Kiesewetter
  • Carl Holst


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