Open-Air Museum Molfsee - Kiel - Glucksburg Castle

Price: 80.00 EUR
Countries: Germany
Route: Hamburg - Open-Air Museum Molfsee - Kiel - Glucksburg Castle  - Hamburg
Duration: 10 h
Firstly we will visit to the Open-Air Museum Molfsee which has shown and documented the daily life and cultural history of rural Schleswig-Holstein as an ethnographic museum for more than 50 years. On the 40 hectares’ grounds, 60 historic buildings from the 16th to the 20th century from various parts of the State as well as the Danish border region are presented within the context of a grown cultural landscape. Craftsmen such as bakers, blacksmiths and basket makers demonstrate their skills with their historic handcrafts. The bakehouse, a kiosk as well as a garden café ensure high-quality catering for the visitors. Next we will visit to Kiel which has a long shipbuilding and naval tradition but is characterised today by its vibrant student scene and laid-back lifestyle . Water is the dominant element of this city, where the sea has forged a path right into its centre. You can feel, see and breathe the magical maritime atmosphere wherever you go: along the elongated Kiel Fjord, around the port or amidst the iconic container cranes of the shipyards, which are among the largest in Europe. Around the long-established Dänische Strasse shopping street and the Holstenstrasse pedestrian precinct, Kiel city centre flaunts its vibrant flair. Kiel Canal is the world's busiest man-made waterway and connects the city to the North Sea. The canalside path for pedestrians and cyclists is ideal for days out and for visiting restaurants that offer stunning views of the many ships that pass through the canal on their way into the big wide world. During our visit you will see the Central station, Schwedenkai, Ostseekai, Reventloubrücke, Diederichsenpark, Herthastr, Nord-Ostsee-Kanal , Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, Holtenau, University. Next we will visit to Gluecksburg castle is one of the most beautiful and significant Northern European water castles lies high up in the northern town of Glücksburg near the Danish border and close to the Baltic Sea coast. The Renaissance castle blends stunning architecture with a most compelling past. Glücksburg literally translates into ‘happy town’.Still the official residence of theDukes of Schleswig-Holstein, the magnificent white fairytale castle is steeped into 400 years of history.“Christian IX grew up in parts of the castle before he was crowned King of Denmark in 1863. Remarkably he managed to place all his six children within other European royal families through marriage. For this reason Glücksburg is often referred to as the ‘cradle of European aristocracy’. Today’s Queen Margrethe II of Denmark also derives from the House of Glücksburg”. The castle was built from 1582 to 1587 at the site of an former monastery, the building material was partly reused in the castle. The grounds of the monastery were then flooded to create a large pond almost entirely surrounding the castle. The castle is built on a 2.5 metres high granite foundation that emerges from the water. The bricks used for the construction were mainly taken from the demolished monastery. The base area is a square with sides of nearly 30 metres, consisting of three separate houses with their own roofs. While the great halls and the vestibule are situated in the middle house, the living space is in the two side houses. The chapel is the only room that is part of two houses. The building had typical renaissance adornments, that were removed in the 19th century, otherwise the exterior has remained more or less unchanged for over 400 years. After we return to Hamburg.
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