[Translate to Englisch:] Schloss Glücksburg Park und See
[Translate to Englisch:] Wappen

The House of Schleswig-Holstein

As the head of the foundation as well as on behalf of his family, Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, is responsible for both running the foundation’s operations and, as such, for Schloss Glücksburg. He and his wife, Princess Elisabeth of the House of Lippe-Weissenfeld have four children. The family lives on Grünholz estate in Schwansen where Prince Christoph works as a businessman, focussing mainly on agriculture and forestry, as well as real estate.

Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein is also a founding member of the Hamburg-based GLC Glücksburg Consulting AG. Since its foundation in 1994, one of the GLC offices is located in the “Kavalierhaus” of Schloss Glücksburg. Both GLC and Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein as chairman of the supervisory board support many cultural activities in the castle.

Another member of the family, who until 2019 was heavily involved in the foundation, is Elisabeth Princess of Ysenburg und Büdingen of the House of Schleswig-Holstein. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Prince Friedrich Ferdinand, who had done the same for many years. He was also the Bürgervorsteher (official representative) of Glücksburg.

[Translate to Englisch:] Sonnenaufgang am Wasser

The Historical Association

Traditionally, the family attaches great importance to the fact that the private character of the castle should be maintained, whilst keeping up cordial relations with the region. The “Friedrichsgarde,” for instance, maintains the tradition of the castle and the family and combines this tradition with shooting.

The Historical Association, which was founded by citizens in conjunction with the Schleswig-Holstein family, focuses on historical subjects relating to the history of the castle and its family. Friedrich Ferdinand Prince of Schleswig-Holstein was amongst the founding members as well. The current chairwoman is Elisabeth Princess of Ysenburg und Büdingen.

Another of the family’s non-profit commitments is the well-known Louisenlund Foundation, which was founded in 1949 by Duke Friedrich, the grandfather of Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein. To this day, members of the family have been involved in the foundation as well. The sister of Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, Ingeborg Princess of Schleswig-Holstein, who is a well-known artist, works in the management of the Louisenlund foundation.