Glücksburg Castle

Glücksburg Castle


The cradle of European royalty

Glücksburg Castle is one of the most significant castles in northern Europe. It was built at the behest of Duke John the Younger (1545-1622) between 1582 and 1587. The master builder Nikolaus Karies constructed the water castle at the site of the former Ryd Abbey, a medieval Cistercian monastery that occupied that location until the reformation. The granite blocks of the old monastery form part of the foundation and many of the bricks were used for the white plastered building.

Are you planning a festival, a conference or an event and would like to view the castle? Glücksburg Castle is the perfect place!

Stiftung Schloss Glücksburg
D-24960 Glücksburg
Phone: +49 46 31 44 23 30
Fax: +49 46 31 44 23 329

Our tourism packages:
In the footsteps nobility

Explore Glücksburg Castle, the “cradle of European royalty”. Who was actually the father-in-law of Europe? And what’s with the old oak tree at the castle? Here you can get to the bottom of these and other questions. A tour guide will navigate the Glücksburg water castle with you. After the tour you can enjoy all-you-can-drink coffee and tea as well as a piece of cake at the neighbouring Marien-Café.

Package includes: 1 x admission to Glücksburg Castle, 1 x tour of Glücksburg Castle, 1 x coffee/tea (all you can drink) & 1 piece of cake, 1 x a bottle of sparkling wine (0,2 l), maps & information material

Price: from €29 per person
Number of participants: 10 or more
Availability: April - October

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