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Gottdorf Palace

Gottdorf Palace
Gottdorf Palace in Schleswig

Gottdorf Palace is the ancestral home of the Holstein-Gottorp branch of the House of Oldenburg. It is situated on an island in the Schlei, about 40 km from the Baltic Sea, and was first settled as an estate in 1161 as the residence of Bishop Occo of Schleswig when his former residence was destroyed. After the ducal lineage of Gottorp were forced to move out in 1702, the palace, now occupied by the Danish, fell into disuse and disrepair in 1713 under the reign of Frederick IV of Denmark. Pieces of furniture, art and other interior were gradually moved out of the palace, and the structures were used both as Danish and Prussian barracks in the 19th century.

During World War II, the estate was used as a displaced persons camp. Since 1947, the palace has been renovated and restored through a series of efforts. The restoration was considered complete in 1996. The palace is now owned by a foundation of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and houses the State Art and Cultural History Museum and the State Archeological Museum.

Hours: April - October: daily 10 am - 6pm. November - March: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday, Sunday & holidays 10am - 5pm.

Admission to all museums Adults 8 €, Concessions 5 €.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottorf_Castle ]

Related: http://www.schloss-gottorf.de/
Address: Schloss Gottdorf, 24837 Schleswig
Tags: Schleswig, Gottdorf, Palace, Museum


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