[Translate to Englisch:] Prinz Christoph aus Glücksburg

Welcome to Schloss Glücksburg

Dear visitors, dear children,

Schloss Glücksburg was built between 1583 and 1587 by Johann the Younger, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein. It is one of the most significant family seats in Northern Europe.

Today it is owned by the Schloss Glücksburg Foundation, a family-owned foundation whose aim it is to preserve this unique cultural heritage and to present it to the public. By tradition, we would like to provide a vivid impression of an inhabited house so that you can experience history and culture first-hand. In addition to paintings, porcelain and furniture, particularly our unique 17th- and 18th-century tapestries bear witness to the castle’s eventful history. In this respect, I would like to draw your particular attention to the Danish King, Christian IX. He bears the epithet “Father-in-Law of Europe” because his children have left their marks in various European monarchies. One of our exhibitions is dedicated to him. Children can expect a special experience in our fairy-tale world.

Let the 500-year-old motto of Schloss Glücksburg's builder, Duke Johann the Younger of Schleswig-Holstein, inspire you:

G G G M F, GOTT GEBE GLÜCK MIT FRIEDEN
(God grant happiness and peace)

On behalf of our family, I wish you an unforgettable visit.

[Translate to Englisch:] Prinz Christoph Signatur
Christoph Prinz zu Schleswig-Holstein
Chairman of the Schloss Glücksburg Foundation

Curator at Schloss Glücksburg

Mr Hagenacker has appreciatively supported many exhibitions organised by the Foundation Schloss Glücksburg since 2000 with numerous exhibits. They can be found, for instance, in the exhibition on Christian IX, the exhibition on the German Empress Auguste Victoria, the unique exhibition on servants and domestic staff in the attic, as well as in many other exhibition rooms.