Eutin is located in the area with magnificent sea and hilly scenery of the Holsteinische Schweiz. The originally Slavic town received its city right in the year of 1257. Eutin is the native town of the composer Carl Maria von Weber. In 1800’s Eutin reached its highest cultural peak giving temporary work to the Homer's translator and dialect poet Johann Heinrich Voss, the Goethe's painter Johann H.W. and the poet Matthias Claudius.
This tradition gave the town the informal name of "Weimar of the north" and even today it proves its name holding the Eutin festival of operetta music. The Eutin castle is mainly accessible for free unlike other museums. The castle garden, remaining unchanged for more than 200 years, is one of the most significant gardens of Northern Germany.
Eutin’s historical city center can be best experienced by the interested guests in the way of walking. The rich in water surroundings can be used for a great variety of activities. Cyclists, travelers, golfers, yachtsmen and anglers find here places for gulf and mini-golf, developed track net for running, walking and especially for nordic walking. The biggest Nordic walking park in Northern Germany had been originated in 2006 in collaboration with the neighboring towns of Plön and Bad Malente.
The sights of Eutin and Holstein.
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