Stiftung Louisenlund

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Stiftung Louisenlund is a privately run boarding school for boys and girls in Güby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

History[edit]

The school's main building is in Louisenlund Castle, which was built by Hermann von Motz between 1772 and 1776 for Landgrave Charles of Hesse as a gift for his wife, Princess Louise of Denmark, the daughter of King Frederick V of Denmark. [1] [2]

Louisenlund later became part of the property owned by the dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, who remodeled the castle to its present state. An English traveler, Horace Marryat, wrote in 1860, "Louisenlund is a charming residence in summer time, with its dark beech woods, in spring a carpet of lilies, herb-paris, hepaticas; and the bright blue waters of its deep fiordes, waters which could reveal sad tales . . . ."[3]

Advised by Kurt Hahn, in 1949 Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg decided to build a boarding school on the grounds and established the Louisenlund Foundation. A foundation set up to administer the Stiftung Louisenlund, a member of the Round Square Conference of Schools. [4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bricka, Carl Frederik. DANSK BIOGRAFISK LEXIKON (in Danish). Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn). Retrieved November 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Hans Majestæt Kong Christian den Niendes Forældre". Illlustreret Tidende (in Danish) 59 (16). April 21, 1918. Retrieved November 18, 2009. 
  3. ^ Marryat, Horace (1860). Denmark: Description and travel. London: Murray. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ "History of Louisenlund". Güby, Germany: Stiftung Louisenlund. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Westgaard, Erik (2001). Tankefulde haver, en vandring i tre havers frimureriske symbolverden, Erik Westengaard (in Danish). Copenhagen: Christian Ejlers. pp. 118 pages: ill. in color. Retrieved November 18, 2009. 

Sources[edit]

Books[edit]

Bricka, Carl Frederik. DANSK BIOGRAFISK LEXIKON (in Danish). Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn). Retrieved November 18, 2009. 

Marryat, Horace (1860). Denmark: Description and travel. London: Murray. Retrieved November 18, 2009. 

Journal[edit]

"HANS MAJESTÆT KONG CHRISTIAN DEN NIENDES FORÆLDRE". Illlustreret Tidende (in Danish) 59 (16). April 21, 1918. Retrieved November 18, 2009. 

Westgaard, Erik (2001). Tankefulde haver, en vandring i tre havers frimureriske symbolverden, Erik Westengaard (in Danish). Copenhagen: Christian Ejlers. pp. 118 pages: ill. in color. Retrieved November 18, 2009. 

Online[edit]

External links[edit]

Louisenlund in Fiction

Louisenlund boarding school is the setting for the short story "Erlkonig or Turbid Isidor": http://www.short-fiction.co.uk/newstories/show_story.php?story_id=11908

Coordinates: 54°29′35″N 9°41′06″E / 54.49306°N 9.68500°E / 54.49306; 9.68500