Duke Adolf I of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1526-1586) had a tributary residence in Dutch renaissance style built from 1577 to 1582. For a long time the castle served as seat for widowed Duchesses. Inside the pompous fireplaces from the early 17th century especially bear witness to the erstwhile splendour at the princely court. Descendants of the Duke’s line came to the Swedish throne and became czars of Russia. In addition to the historic show rooms changing exhibits with contemporary art are worth a visit. The castle forms the festive framework for concerts and events such as the world-renowned Rarities of the Piano Music Festival.
adults € 5,-, conc. € 2,- (€ 3,50), groups (min.
10 pers.) € 3,50, guided tours by arrangement for adults € 40,-, school
classes € 20,- (excl. admission)
Mar-Jun+Oct Tue-Sun 11am–5pm, 16.Jun-15.Sep (Tue-Sun) 11am-8pm, Nov–Feb Sat/Sun 11am–5pm