- March 3, 1617 - The founding of Glückstadt
1619 - Glückstadt welcomes persecuted religious sects and offers them special
priveleges as citizens of their new city.
- 1620 - The reinforcement of the city with 1000 soldiers. The
things building of many of today's historical monuments.
- 1625-1629 - War between Denmark and Nieder-Saxon
(Niedersachsen) which is also known as the thirty year war.
- 1628 - The fortress of Glückstadt withstands a siege by
Wallenstein. The kaiser rules Jutland (a region of Denmark). Toll instituted by King
Christian IV of Denmark on ships going to Hamburg in order to encourage toll free trade in
1630 - The great naval battle on the Elbe between Denmark and Hamburg.
1630-1648 - The golden years of Glückstadt.
1648 - A huge flood causing great devastation along the Elbe. The founder of Glückstadt,
Christian IV dies in Copenhagen.1649 - Frederik III moves the royal government offices to
Glückstadt, making the city the capital of Schleswig-Hostein.
1659 - The founding of the "Glückstadter Guineischen Handelskompanie,"
(Glückstadt-New Guinea Trade Company). This company thus establishing a triangle trade
with West Africa and the West Indies, importing sugar cane to Glückstadt.
1670 -The beginning of the Greenland voyages.
1681-1710 - The third largest Danish fleet of ships has it's base in Glückstadt. 1740 -
The founding of the first newspaper in Schleswig-Hostein, named the "Glückstadter
1810 - The founding of the "Gelehrntenschule" (Gelehrtenschool), which was later
1813-1814 - The coalition sieges Glückstadt because of Denmark's alliancewith Napoleon.
1814-1816 - The fortress surrounding Glückstadt is destroyed.
1845 - Glückstadt is linked to Elmshorn and consequently Kiel and Altona (Hamburg), by
1848 - Revolution!! Schleswig-Hostein's revolution against Denmark.
1863 - The withdrawl of Danish soldiers from Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) after the war.
1867 - Schleswig-Holstein becomes a province of Prussia, so the government offices are
moved to Kiel.
1911 - Founding of the Temming paper factory.
During 1945 - Refugees from the east cause the doubling of Glückstadt's population.
Troups from England occupy the city.
During 1948 - The reconstruction and expansion of Glückstadt to the Nord and Butendiek