Glücksburg Castle

Glücksburg Castle

Glücksburg Castle is situated in Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany.


Location: Glücksburg, Schleswig-Holstein  Map

Constructed: 1582- 87

Tel. +49 4631 22 13

Open: May- Sept 10am- 6pm daily

October: 10am- 6pm Tue- Sun

Nov- Apr 10am- 5pm Sat- Sun


Description of Glücksburg Castle

Glücksburg Castle was constructed in 1582- 87 under supervision of Nikolaus Karies and by the orders of Duke Johann zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1545-1622). Originally this location was inhabited by the monks of the Rüdekloster monastery. But the Roman Catholic Monastery was abandoned, fell in disrepair and its ruins were subsequently demolished to make room for a new private residence. The lake that surrounds the castle is artificially created after the river was dammed by the people and was used fishing. Since the chateau is situated on the granite foundation there was no reason to feat that water will damage its base. Nobility from Germany across the Europe came to this majestic Renaissance residence to wed here.