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Palaces & Mansions

Fairytale castles and noble houses in Northern Germany

The good old fairy tales tell of legendary knights, mystical mythical creatures and magnificent balls in dream castles. What today can almost only be read in these old stories becomes tangible again, especially in Central Europe. Besides the fairy tales, the castles, the cultural and political centres of the time, outlasted the progress of society. We have visited the most beautiful castles and manor houses in Hamburg and the metropolitan region and of course we do not want to withhold the most beautiful pictures from you.

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Fairytale castles and noble houses in Northern Germany

The good old fairy tales tell of legendary knights, mystical mythical creatures and magnificent balls in dream castles. What today can almost only be read in these old stories becomes tangible again, especially in Central Europe. Besides the fairy tales, the castles, the cultural and political centres of the time, outlasted the progress of society. We have visited the most beautiful castles and manor houses in Hamburg and the metropolitan region and of course we do not want to withhold the most beautiful pictures from you.

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1.Schweriner Schloss

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Schweriner Schloss
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It is enthroned on a small island in Lake Schwerin: the majestic Schwerin Castle in the state capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern of the same name. The castle in Schwerin is known as one of the most beautiful castles in Germany and is only a day trip away from Hamburg.

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Schweriner Schloss

Address

Lennéstraße 1
19053 Schwerin

Opening hours Open
  • Tue10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun10:00 - 17:00

Schweriner Schloss

Lennéstraße 1
19053 Schwerin

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2.Schloss Ahrensburg

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Ahrensburg Castle near Hamburg presents itself in white and comparatively simple. What may seem boring at first glance appears to be fascinating beauty on closer inspection. Festivals, weddings, music events and a museum make the castle shine as a landmark.

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Schloss Ahrensburg

Address

Lübecker Straße 1
22926 Ahrensburg

Opening hours Open
  • Wed11:00 - 17:00
  • Sat11:00 - 17:00
  • Sun11:00 - 17:00

Schloss Ahrensburg

Lübecker Straße 1
22926 Ahrensburg

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3.Bergedorfer Schloss

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The Bergedorf Castle on the Billelauf is Hamburg's only surviving castle. Today it houses a museum. Around 1220 Count Albrecht von Orlamünde founded a moated castle in the dammed Bille, which fell to the Dukes of Saxony-Lauenburg in 1227.

Bergedorf Castle

Address

Bergedorfer Schlossstraße 4
21029 Hamburg

City area
Hamburg East

Bergedorfer Schloß

Bergedorfer Schlossstraße 4
21029 Hamburg

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4.Ludwigsluster Schloss

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In the 18th and 19th centuries, Ludwigslust Castle was the residence of the Dukes in the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Today, the "Versailles of the North" is an incomparable cultural and historical monument in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and only a day trip away from Hamburg.

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Schloss Ludwigslust

Address

Schloßfreiheit
19288 Ludwigslust

Opening hours Open
  • Tue10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun10:00 - 17:00

Schloss Ludwigslust

Schloßfreiheit
19288 Ludwigslust

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5.Wasserschloss Winsen

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The moated castle near Winsen, which at first sight seems less like a castle, has been enchanting its visitors for over 700 years with a romantic backdrop directly by the Luhe.

Wasserschloss Winsen

Address

Schlossplatz 4
21423 Winsen (Luhe)

Opening hours Temporarily closed
  • Tue10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun10:00 - 18:00

Wasserschloss Winsen (Luhe)

Schlossplatz 4
21423 Winsen (Luhe)

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6.Wasserschloss in der Speicherstadt

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The Wasserschloss in the Speicherstadt is actually not a real castle, but is often referred to as a castle because of its playful façade. With its location between two canals and its terraces, framed by venerable brick buildings, such a building cannot be found a second time in Hamburg's Speicherstadt.

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Wasserschloss

Address

Dienerreihe 4
20457 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Tue12:00 - 20:00
  • Wed12:00 - 20:00
  • Thu12:00 - 20:00
  • Fri12:00 - 20:00
  • Sat10:00 - 20:00
  • Sun10:00 - 20:00

Wasserschloss

Dienerreihe 4
20457 Hamburg

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7.Schloss Reinbek

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Schloss Reinbek is located in the immediate vicinity of Hamburg, Lübeck and Lüneburg. Where the aristocracy once lived, today there are many events. Reinbek Castle and the inner courtyard are still filled with life and are among the sights of the metropolitan region that you should not miss.

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Schloss Reinbek

Address

Schloßstraße 5
21465 Reinbek

Opening hours Open
  • Wed10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun10:00 - 17:00

Schloss Reinbek

Schloßstraße 5
21465 Reinbek

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8.Alsterschlösschen Henneberg

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Probably Hamburg's smallest castle, and probably the smallest in the world, is located in the north of the city directly on the course of the Alster. In reality, the castle known as the "Alsterschlösschen" is not a castle at all, but still worth seeing. The tower of the little Alster castle is reminiscent of the fairytale Rapunzel. And who knows, perhaps a young girl was once locked in the tower and freed by a dream prince.

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Alsterschlösschen Burg Henneberg

Address

Marienhof 8
22399 Hamburg

City area
Hamburg North

ALSTERSCHLÖSSCHEN Burg Henneberg

Marienhof 8
22399 Hamburg

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9.Schloss Bothmer

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In the furthest corner of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern near Klütz lies the largest preserved baroque castle in the state - Bothmer Castle. Built according to Dutch and English models, it is still one of the most magnificent castles in the Hamburg metropolitan region.

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Schloss Bothmer

Address

Am Park
23948 Klütz

Opening hours Open
  • Thu11:30 - 13:30
  • Sat11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun11:00 - 16:00

Schloss Bothmer

Am Park
23948 Klütz

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10.Herrenhaus Tralau

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The Tralau mansion in Travenbrück (Schleswig-Holstein) is one of the most beautiful buildings in the region due to its outward appearance. The architectural style combines the Neo-Renaissance, Gothic and Art Nouveau styles with Historicism. For this reason it is often called a fairytale castle.

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Herrenhaus Tralau

Address

Gutsweg 5
23843 Travenbrück

Herrenhaus Tralau

Gutsweg 5
23843 Travenbrück

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