Category: Castles

Gustav III’s Pavilion at Haga
Castles, Travel

Gustav III’s Pavilion at Haga

Time flies. This week it is already tens years ago that I last visited Sweden, in connection with the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel on 19 June 2010. On 17 June 2010 me and some friends visited the lovely Haga Park in Solna, Stockholm, where the couple was going to live after […]

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Discovering Groningen – the Allersmaborg
Castles, Travel

Discovering Groningen – the Allersmaborg

The first castle stop in “lockdown” on 31 May 2020 took me to the Allersmaborg between Ezinge and Aduarderzijl, The Netherlands. It is situated about 18 kilometres from the city in Groningen, where I live. For a rather inexperienced cyclist like me it was quite a distance, but the weather was lovely, so there I […]

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Fredensborg Palace – Denmark’s Versailles
Castles, Travel

Fredensborg Palace – Denmark’s Versailles

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark spends her corona-quarantine, including her birthday this week, at the Fredensborg Palace. She spends about three months in the spring and three months in the autumn at this residence, that has also been the setting for important events of the Danish royal family, like wedding receptions and birthday parties. Usually […]

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Panker – A beautiful mansion in an idyllic village
Castles, Travel

Panker – A beautiful mansion in an idyllic village

If it hadn’t been for a royal wedding, I probably would never have visited the tiny, idyllic village of Panker in the north of Germany, not too far from the shores of the Baltic Sea. This in June 2006 was the scene of the wedding of Prince Philipp von Hessen and Laetitia Bechtolf. A wedding […]

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How to visit the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague?
Castles, Travel

How to visit the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague?

Ever since Palace Noordeinde in Den Haag opened its doors in 2016 I receive questions about the summer opening and how to get tickets. Keep your eyes open towards the end of June, as only then it thus far has been announced when exactly the palace and the royal stables open their doors for the […]

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