Stiftung Louisenlund

Louisenlund manor

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


The school's main building is in Louisenlund Castle, which was built by Hermann von Motz between 1772 and 1776 for Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel 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]


  1. Bricka, Carl Frederik. Dansk Biografisk Lexicon (in Danish). Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag (F. Hegel & Søn). Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  2. "Hans Majestæt Kong Christian den Niendes Forældre" (PDF). 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: 118 pages: ill. in color. Retrieved November 18, 2009.

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

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