Glücksburg Castle is one of the most impressive castles in Northern Europe. It was built between 1582 and 1587 by Duke Johann zu Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg (1545-1622). His master builder Nikolaus Karies constructed the castle on the site of the former Rüdekloster monastery.
In contrast to the majority of moated castles, Glücksburg Castle is not built on wooden stilts but on a 2.5 metre high granite foundation. The lake which was constructed for fishing purposes in the 16th century is dammed. The glowing white Renaissance building looks back on an interesting history: at one time European nobility from Sweden, England, Denmark, Russia, Greece and Norway wed in the baroque castle church thus ensuring peace in Europe. To this day the castle with its impressive atmosphere can still be used as an unforgettable setting in which to exchange marriage vows. In the castle museum of the family seat of the Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, you will be able to view works from the period between Rococo and Biedermeier: impressive paintings, Dutch tapestries and wall paper made with real gold impress both young and old visitors alike. And with a little bit of luck you may even meet a real-life princess who will greet you in a regal manner.
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