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

Glücksburg
Lyksborg
Glücksburg Castle
Coat of arms of Glücksburg Lyksborg
Coat of arms
Location of Glücksburg
Lyksborg within Schleswig-Flensburg district
Gluecksburg in SL.png
Glücksburg Lyksborg is located in Germany
Glücksburg Lyksborg
Glücksburg
Lyksborg
Glücksburg Lyksborg is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Glücksburg Lyksborg
Glücksburg
Lyksborg
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
CountryGermany
StateSchleswig-Holstein
DistrictSchleswig-Flensburg
Government
 • MayorKristina Franke
Area
 • Total39.70 km2 (15.33 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,124
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
24960
Dialling codes04631
Vehicle registrationSL
Websitestadt.gluecksburg.de

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 is 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. Since 2016, the place-name signs have been German and Danish: under the German name "Glücksburg", the Danish name "Lyksborg" is emblazoned.

Notable peopleEdit

 
Kai-Uwe von Hassel in 1978
 
Glücksburg
 
Glücksburg Evangelic church

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2018 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

External linksEdit

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