Reinbek / Schloss
Reinbek Castle was built in the 16th century for Duke Adolf von Holstein-Gottorp in the Dutch Renaissance style. It served as the foundation for the later development of the town of Reinbek. Between 1647 and 1874 it was the base of the ducal, and respectively, royal bailiffs of Denmark and of the Prussian provincial government. Since its restoration in the 1980s, the castle serves as an arts and culture center for the residents of the region. Some of its attractions are the 15,000 sq. meter large palace garden with its old trees and palace pond. Along with open-air events in the palace garden, the castle rooms also serve as locations for art exhibitions, conferences, and conventions. They also regularly offer a picturesque environment for the concerts of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival as well as for the awarding of the Paul Hindemith Prize.