Hasselburg estate is located on a site of fortified manor house from the late Middle Ages. The mansion was originally a typical for Holstein, surrounded by moats and in the 18th century reconstructed into a Baroque residence. The mansion is a two-storey building and with illusionistic ceiling paintings. The large gatehouse of 1763 was based on a design of Georg Hofer Gregg. It is one of the largest gatehouses in Schleswig-Holstein.

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Founded: 18th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)

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Eggert Kaiser (7 months ago)
Toller Hof, mit Ferienwohnungen, Musikveranstaltungen in der größten Reetdachscheune Europas...oder der ganzen Welt? Wie mir berichtet wurde ist es die größte musikalisch genutzte Reetdachscheune der Welt. Im Herrenhaus wohnt die weltberühmte Produzentin von Hörspielen Heikedine Körting
Sabine Hoffmann (10 months ago)
Tolle Location, Sherlock musical war super
Alexander Körting (10 months ago)
Tolles Landgut - sehr sehenswert - super Veranstaltungen
Delfine Swimmingpool (11 months ago)
Das Musical war super. Das Catering naja. Das weitere Rahmenprogramm nicht vorhanden. Das historische Gut schön in der Restaurationsphase.
Torsten Ettl (11 months ago)
Sehr schön. Empfehlenswert. Zuvor Veranstaltungen prüfen.
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