Eutin Castle was originally a four-winged palace originating from a medieval castle and was expanded over several centuries into a residence. The castle originally belonged to the Lübeck prince-bishops, later it became the summer residence of the Dukes of Oldenburg. The castle was regularly occupied until the 20th century and most of the interior has survived to the present-day. Today the castle houses a museum and is open to the public in summer. It is now owned by a family foundation headed by Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg. The former Baroque garden was converted during the 18th and 19th century to a landscaped park; this is the venue for the Eutin festivals.

A small, late Baroque hunting lodge on the Ukleisee belongs to Eutin Castle. The lodge was built in 1776 at some distance from the main castle at the behest of Frederick Augustus I of Saxony in order to provide a single-storey pavilion for hunting parties and guests attending special occasions.

References:

Comments

Your name



Address

Schloßplatz 5, Eutin, Germany
See all sites in Eutin

Details

Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

kash hall (18 months ago)
Lovely historic area with a lot to see from nature walk around lake to old architecture..loved it..
Jix 1991 (2 years ago)
Worth a visit, very nice interior - 100% visit the garden. Moderate entry fee of 10€.
Sepp P.A51 (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit also with children!
Jeroen Verhaaff (2 years ago)
Very nice castle but the price to enter is way too high! Garden and city center is nearby so you can walk around.
Noam Zur (2 years ago)
A nice park to walk around in
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.