In 2161 the Colony Arks: Friesland, Luneburg and Brandenburg make planet fall and Colony Holstein is established. The Colony was growing quickly, thanks to the near perfect conditions of the planet. The Colony suffered a series of brutal Pirate raids at the hand of the Neo Vikings from Nilfeheim (neighbour system) in the early years.  Holstein Planet is a pristine planet with moderate climate, fresh air, much arable land and oceans. (Land/ Water ratio: 60/40) There is plenty of fresh water and no native life forms dangerous to human life. Colonists maintained a strong connection to their local Terran regional culture and the local language spoken is “Platt” a strange dialect of Germanic roots.There is a Sector Court and a Federal Police station. The Union Fire Department has its regional HQ here.
There are 2.2 Billion Holsteiners (89 % Terran Human, 5% Saresii, 3 % Pan Saran, 2% Klack and 1% other) living in seven large Cities and numerous small towns and villages all across the world. The Largest City is: Neu Flensburg Local Civics: An elected body of Landrats form the Holstein Buergertag and a new Buerger Kanzler and a new Planeten Abgeordneter (Planet Representative) elected every 4 years. The Planet’s society takes the notion of orderly to new heights and Pea Counting is an actual sports activity. Littering is a Felony punishable by up to 5 months in prison. While the main export of the Planet is Dairy products, Meat, Pork, Dung and Hay; Holstein has a small but famous precision engineering tools manufacturing industry. Holstein produces several brands of beer, of which Holstin Pils is the most famous and available Union wide.
Main Imports: Hops, Bananas and tropical fruits, Luxury products, General Merchandise
Federal : Class C Spaceport, Union Schools, Union Hospital, Union Fire Department Regional Office, Union Police Regional HQ, Sector Court, Union Post Office, Space Bus Connection - Daily, Regional Ranger Office, Recruitment Office Armed Forces, Science Corps - mathematical Institute, Federal Statistics Office HQ, Science Corps - Agricultural Research Institute
Tourism: Hiking, Brewery tours, Terran Replica Caste tours, haunted Castle tours, Wine and Beer tasting. Accomodations from B&B to Super Lux available. Church tours, Alpine Climbing, Skiing, Fishing
Cultural Highlights: Flensburg Cheese Festival, Holstein Beer Drinkers Olympics, Annual Schnapps makers Convention, Feininstrumente Messe
It was actually the Settlers of Holstein who gave the Norse men of Nilfeheim the name “Neue Wikinger” which eventually became the Term “Neo Vikings”.