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1250Foundation of a cloister for "Zisterzienser" nuns in Reinbek
1534Fire destroys the cloister
1572-1576The castle is built on the grounds of the cloister by Duke Adolf I of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1526-86)
1647-1867Seat of the royal Danish administrators of Reinbek
1868Seat of the first Prussian head of the district authority of Stormarn
1874Sale of the castle and conversion into a grand hotel with new central block in neo-gothic style and closure of the archways
1939Sale of the castle to the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, conversion to the Institute for Foreign and Colonial Forestry
1972Purchase of the castle by the county of Stormarn and the city of Reinbek


Restoration of the castle with the financial support of the German government and the states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein