Eutin Castle

Eutin, Germany

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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Andrei Chetroi (14 months ago)
Beautiful castle, rich heritage, with visiting
Erika P (2 years ago)
Impressive castle offering tours to visitors . The Restaurant has an inviting sitting area outside.
Terence Hill (2 years ago)
I visited this Castle many years ago. So I am sure things have changed in some respect. The Castle is a very beautiful place to visit and explore. There is so much history in to step back into and enjoy. Take a walk through the Garden and to the Lake. Enjoy a Coffee and some cake in the Cafe. If you are in the area and have time check it out I don't think you will be disappointed.
kash hall (3 years ago)
Lovely historic area with a lot to see from nature walk around lake to old architecture..loved it..
Jix 1991 (4 years ago)
Worth a visit, very nice interior - 100% visit the garden. Moderate entry fee of 10€.
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