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.

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Schloßplatz 5, Eutin, Germany
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Elke GRUTKAMP (2 years ago)
Toller Schloßpark
Anders Henry (2 years ago)
Never went inside, the castle is big but nothing special.
COSTAS KONTOPOULOS (2 years ago)
Beutifull Place
Marwah Afifi (2 years ago)
Nice for sightseeing, lovely walk around it, especially with nice weather
Johanna Minet (2 years ago)
Incredibly interesting historical place, which has a long others been a home to Victoria the great. Lovely romms and special pieces of art.
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