Gottorf Castle in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

Get Travalour for free on Google Play

Gottorf Castle

Schloßinsel 1, 24837 Schleswig, Germany

Iconic Buildings
Old Ruins

About Gottorf Castle

Gottorf Castle was built by the Bishop of Schleswig on an island at the end of the Schlei Fiord just outside the city of Schleswig. In 1268 it was taken over by Duke Erik I of Schleswig and it remained in the possession of the Dukes until 1713. One of the oldest iconic buildings in this area which is beautifully carved and also maintaining its beauty today.  It is situated on an island in the Schlei, about 40 km from the Baltic Sea.



Attractions near Gottorf Castle

Viking Museum Haithabu2.45km from Gottorf Castle

The Viking Museum Haithabu is one of the most important archaeological museums in Germany. The UNESCO has nominated the Viking Age trading venue and the Danewerk border building as world cultural heritage in 2018. The museum features reconstructions of various Viking Age dwellings, ships, and houses numerous artifacts discovered during the ongoing archaeological research of the area.

Marienkirche6.24km from Gottorf Castle

The Lübeck Marienkirche was built from 1277 to 1351. The Lübeck Citizens' Church and Market Church has always been a symbol of power and prosperity in the old Hanseatic city and is located on the highest point of Lübeck's old town island. The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Lübeck Old Town. St. Marien is considered the "mother church of brick Gothic " and one of the main works of the church building in the Baltic Sea region. It belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern G

Tolkschau8.63km from Gottorf Castle

The Tolk Show is a family amusement park in Tolk near the city of Schleswig. It is mainly aimed at families with children up to about eleven years of age. The Tolk show originated in the 1960s from an excursion destination designed as a fairy tale forest and is therefore still often locally called a “fairy tale park” today. The area of ​​the park is 30 hectares.

Schlei22.16km from Gottorf Castle

The Schlei is an arm of the Baltic Sea in Schleswig-Holstein, which separates the two Schleswig landscapes of fishing and swans. The classification of the Schlei as a fjord is controversial due to its history. According to the common doctrine, it is a glacial channel, but not a fjord. Most of it consists of brackish water. The important Viking settlement of Hedeby was located at the head of the fjord but was later abandoned in favor of the city of Schleswig. A museum has been built on the site,

Rendsburg High Bridge25.94km from Gottorf Castle

The Rendsburg High Bridge is a more than 8,000 feet long railway bridge that crosses the Kiel Channel. Designed by Friedrich Voss, the bridge was constructed between 1911 and 1913 and cost around 14 million marks to complete. The railway line that runs across the bridge also ventures through a loop that allows it to service the Rendsburgh station.

Glücksburg Castle35.6km from Gottorf Castle

Glücksburg Castle is one of the most important castles in North Germany - rested on the water, it is built on an old monastery and once housed important dukes and nobility. The castle is now a museum and is no longer inhabited by the ducal family. It is owned by a foundation. The original furnishing means that visitors get a real experience of the castle as it was once used.

Where is Gottorf Castle

Discover more attractions in Schleswig-Holstein, where Gottorf Castle is located

Schleswig-Holstein60 attractions

Schleswig-Holstein is a northwestern state of Germany. The state is known for its history, culture, and architecture. There is a river called Eider which forms the historic border between Schleswig and Holstein.