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Best museum by far

I’ve been there twice already. Each time after having visited the Viking city Haitabu. First time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthias H
Surprise visit but well worth it

Lots and lots to see in the castle, well worth a stop. For all history lovers nice visit. Takes an... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Eeva T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been there twice already. Each time after having visited the Viking city Haitabu. First time we we went to the newly restored Baroque garden and the Globe house only, since we thought the entrance fee for the castle is to high. The garden is...More

Thank Matthias H
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Lots and lots to see in the castle, well worth a stop. For all history lovers nice visit. Takes an hour or two. Lovely cafeteria.

Thank Eeva T
Reviewed October 12, 2017

It's a huge building. You need a lot of time to go through every room of the museum. They made it very interesting and it's very well done.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Was amazing! So much to see.! loved the bog exhibit. Just an FYI if you don't speak German get the tour guide from gift shop

Thank Kaiser_Maximus
Reviewed August 31, 2017

The initial view of this very large building situated on a small island is extremely impressive in itself. Inside the museum, the displays cover a wide range of large and small artifacts from the Middle Ages up until more recently. We were provided with an...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

I had not enough time to visit the whole complex, but I can imagine that you can easily spend the whole day - when you are an arts enthusiast. So I only went to the Globe House. There you can visit the reconstruction of the...More

Thank Katharina H
Reviewed July 2, 2017

We came here on a cruise excursion so only had 90 min which was a bit rushed, but saw a lot in that time and enjoyed every minute. Really need about 3 hours to see everything properly. On show were a wide range of medieval-to-rococo...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

Enjoy the old streets and houses. A visit to the church and the cemetery is interesting – especially if you have been able to study the special history and traditions of the quarter of the town.

Thank A S H
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful collection of art and objects of well off life from middle ages to 19th century. Great exhibit of Viking ship. Moor corpses and good display of the culture and society of their time. Often excellent special historic and art exhibits. In the baroque garden...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

We skipped the museum and went straight to the Globushaus to see the Gottorfer Globus. It's about a 10 minute walk north of the castle and separate entry fee (7€ adult including audio tour). Even though the globe is a replica of the original, it...More

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