Your visit to Castle Gottorp

Castle Gottorp is home to two museums – the State Museum for Art and Art History and the Archaeological State Museum. North of the castle lies one of Europe’s oldest baroque gardens and the globe house with an enormous walk-in globe showing the known world of the 17th century on the outside and the first planetarium on the inside. The castle also includes room dedicated to the hosting of special exhibitions.


Schloss Gottorf, Schlossinsel 1, 24837 Schleswig, Germany

Opening hours

Mon – Fri       10 am – 5 pm
Sat – Sun      10 am – 6 pm


Castle Gottorp


“Of Swords, Sails and Cannon”

Combined ticket


9,00 €

9,00 €

14,00 €


6,00 €

6,00 €

11,00 €


19,00 €

19,00 €

29,00 €

Groups over 20

6,00 €

6,00 €

11,00 €

Groups over 30

5,00 €

5,00 €

5,00 €

Groups of children under 16 years of age: 3,00 € p.p.; school classes: 1,00 € p.p.

Family tickets are valid for two adults and at least one child under 16.

For Family and reduced tickets please bring a verification of entitlement. Entitled to reduced tickets are apprentices/trainees, students and the disabled.

Groups & school classes

Please register your visit in advance, even if you do not wish a guided tour. Children must be supervised by their escorts at all times while on the premises of Castle Gottorp.

To make arrangements please telephone +49 (0)4621 813-222 or write to

Getting here

By car:

Approaching from the south/Hamburg take Autobahn A7 and exit at Schleswig/Jagel, follow B77 to Schleswig and the signs to “Schloss Gottorf”.

Approaching form the north/Denmark take Autobahn A7 and exit at Schuby, follow B201 to Schleswig and the signs to “Schloss Gottorf”.

Free parking is available.

By train:

The nearest station “Bahnhof Schleswig” can be reached by intercity-train via Hamburg or Copenhagen, or by regional train via Kiel or Flensburg. From there it is about 15 min by foot to Castle Gottorp via Bahnhofstraße and Gottorfstraße.