The foundation's objective is to care for and maintain the castle, its grounds and its furnishings, and to make them available to the public, using all its income to do so.
Our aim is to preserve the priceless historical significance of the building and its works of art for our visitors.
Schloss Glücksburg has served various purposes during its eventful history, among others, it was the seat of the government of the Danish King Friedrich VII. In 1922, the family incorporated the building into a non-profit foundation, whose cultural aims already then foresaw active involvement of the general public.
The head of the Schloss Glücksburg foundation is nominated by the founder's family who bequeathed the building. Since 1980, this responsibility has been with Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, who acts as the foundation’s director. He is assisted by a five-member board acting as control committee and supreme body of the foundation. The board also includes representatives of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and the district administration of the region of Schleswig-Flensburg.