Category: Castles

Another Castle in East Frisia
Castles, Travel

Another Castle in East Frisia

Remember I was in East Frisia this Summer? I was in Leer, Germany, today, just across the border and finally managed to find one of the four East Frisian castles there: the Haneburg. One of the other castles in Leer looks grander and probably I should give it that one a go in 2017. There […]

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Noble Traces in East Frisia
Castles, Churches & Graves, Travel

Noble Traces in East Frisia

Did you know that East Frisia (Ostfriesland) in Germany once had its own counts from 1464 to 1654, and even its own F├╝rsten (princes) from 1654 to 1744? Then the Cirksena dynastie became extinct. The last woman died in 1761. Without much trouble the Prussians then claimed East Frisia. In Aurich is the family mausoleum. […]

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Summer Opening of Palace Noordeinde 2016
Castles, Travel

Summer Opening of Palace Noordeinde 2016

6 August 2016 See for pictures in the Flickr album In many monarchies the royal palaces are open part of the year or even the whole year around. Palaces where the royals live or work can be visited by everybody who likes it. In the Netherlands that has never been the case until recently. The […]

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The Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch Copyright: RVD/Koninklijke Verzamelingen, Den Haag
Castles, Travel

The Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch

The news that the Hall of Orange of Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague would be exceptionally open from 7 September 2015 to 1 November 2015 was very much welcomed by Dutch royalty-watchers and others who would love to have a look. The Palace must have been open to visitors before, in the 1960s […]

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A real royal tour at Provender House
Castles, Travel

A real royal tour at Provender House

A week ago I was still in England. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t any better than today: quite a lot of rain. Really a pity, as we had planned a visit to Provender House in Norton near Faversham, Kent, in the afternoon. With about 30 people we were to have a guided tour of the house. […]

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