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Glücksburg Castle
Coat of arms of Glücksburg
Coat of arms
Glücksburg   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 54°50′1″N 9°33′0″E / 54.83361°N 9.55000°E / 54.83361; 9.55000Coordinates: 54°50′1″N 9°33′0″E / 54.83361°N 9.55000°E / 54.83361; 9.55000
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Schleswig-Flensburg
 • Mayor John Witt
 • Total 39.70 km2 (15.33 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,850
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 24960
Dialling codes 04631
Vehicle registration SL

Glücksburg (Danish: Lyksborg) is a small town in the district Schleswig-Flensburg, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

It is situated on the south side of the Flensborg Fjord, an inlet of the Baltic Sea, approx. 10 km northeast of Flensburg. The town was originally the home of the family Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (or simply Glücksburg), since 1863 the royal family of Denmark and since 1905 of Norway. A branch of the family was the former royal family of Greece, which includes Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His descendants, including Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince George of Cambridge, are members of the House of Windsor under British law, but genealogically are members of a cadet branch of the House of Glücksburg.

Glücksburg is home to a German Navy base. Among the facilities at the base is the transmitter, callsign DHJ58. DHJ58, situated at 54° 50'N and 9° 32' E, ceased its transmissions on longwave frequency 68.9 kHz in 2002 and in 2004 its longwave antenna was disassembled.

Famous people from Glücksburg[edit]

Kai-Uwe von Hassel in 1978
  • Sophus Hansen (1871-1959), painter
  • Kai-Uwe von Hassel (1913-1997), politician (CDU), was mayor of Glücksburg, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, Federal Minister, President of the Bundestag
  • Hans Hansen (1926-2007), Sports functionary, President of the German Sports Federation (DSB) 1986-1994
  • Gui Bonsiepe (born 1934), designer and design theorist
Glücksburg Evangelic church


External links[edit]

Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Glücksburg". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.