Also known as the Little Kingdom on the Elbe. Glückstadt was founded by Christian IV and was intended to be a rival to Hamburg as well as a fortress and port city. But unfortunately it did not turn out exactly as the Danish king had wished. Today Glückstadt is a peaceful and idyllic town, with small streets and a beautiful and picturesque harbour. The town is full of well-preserved houses and its very location on the Elbe makes 'Glückstadt' a lovely town.
There are also great shopping opportunities in the Old Town, so take a stroll around and browse the many breathtaking but also tempting shops, where personal service is always top-notch.
The city also has many beautiful and restored buildings. Enjoy the Old Town Hall, which was rebuilt in 1874 but retains the original facade from the mid-17th century when the first town hall was built. Also stop by the Brockdorff Palace with the Detlefsen Museum or the beautiful Wasmer Palace, and of course the ´Palais für aktuelle Kunst´ where contemporary art is exhibited.
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