Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Ahrensburg castle

    Lübecker Straße 1, 22926 Ahrensburg

    How to Get There?


      Trains from the Deutsche Bahn run daily to the central train station in Hamburg. From there the Regional Express every 20 minutes is approaching the train station in Ahrensburg. Afterwards take the bus line 569 to Schloss Ahrensburg.

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      The highways A24 to Hamburg/Schwerin or the A7 with the direction to Hannover Kassel Schweinfurt are leading directly to Ahrensburg. There are opportunities to park your car in the area of the castle.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 53.680202
      LONGTITUDE: 10.240400



      The airport Hamburg is the nearest airport from Ahrensburg. Only 35 minutes is the distance from there to the wonderful the Ahrensburg castle. There is also a connection with the train between the airport and the castle.

      Nearest airport

      Hamburg (HAM)

    Why Go There?

    opening hours are vary, please check website

    The bright-white Renaissance castle northeast of Hamburg in Stormarn is on one of a moated island. It offers a lot of activities for the whole family. Explore its beauty in conjunction to its history.

    The Ahrensburg Castle is a small Renaissance water castle, which today is a museum, with extensive furniture, porcelain and paintings. It was built around 1580 by Peter Rantzau, was an adviser of the Danish King and inherited after the death of his brother the castle Ahrensfelde. It stayed for seven generations, until 1759, owned by the Rantzau family.

    1938 the castle was sold. The state of Schleswig-Holstein took over the ownership and opened in 1938 the Castle Museum. Interrupted by the Second World War and major renovations after the war, the Castle Ahrensburg reopened again in 1955 its doors as a museum.

    For more than 400 years now, the castle dominates the image of the city and connects as the landmark of Ahrensburg. It includes a spacious Garden, the chapel and the castle cellar, which are giving beautiful opportunities for weddings and celebrations. Highlights of the castle are events such as the cinema summer music events or the medieval market, which are shaping the modern cultural life in Ahrensburg. Many activities and events to show the life and history of the castle are made lively, interesting and appropriate for children.
    Today visitors can enjoy picturesque exhibitions through centuries home decor on slippers. The ground floor is still dominated by different styles such as Rococo and early classicism. Tip: Take the stairs to the first floor. The magnificent rococo staircase is so beautiful it will give a short feeling of being in a different period.

    The opening hours of the museum are different in summer and winter. From March to October it is open from 11am-5pm but is closed on Mondays and Fridays. From November to February it opens Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm. The admission prices are in between €2,50 and €6 (status 2014). Guided tours are available but only by appointment.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Lübecker Straße 1, 22926 Ahrensburg, Ahrensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Amusement park

    INDOO SPIELWERK is an indoor playground for children. Only a 5 minute ride away. It is the largest indoor climbing and park of the north. They offer a lot of fun for the little ones also a lot of opportunities for events, such as birthday parties.


    Only 30 minutes from the castle there is the third biggest city in Germany. Hamburg is an amazing for a sightseeing day. It is directly on a water and a very important city for international movement of goods. Hamburg is also famous to be a musical city. Don't miss the chance to see one of these.

    Nature exploring

    Duvenstedter Brook only 25 min away, with its is approximately 780 hectare, is the second largest nature reserve of the Hamburg. Visitors can get an idea of ​​how the spooky-looking bog woodland for thousands of years on the edge of the open try to grow over the moor. This is how the nature lives.

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