Category: Churches & Graves

The burial place of Princess Elmira of Saxony
Churches & Graves, Travel

The burial place of Princess Elmira of Saxony

On 14 June 2022 Her Royal Highness Princess Elmira Carlen von Sachsen (Saxony), Markgräfin von Meißen, passed away in hospital in München, Germany. She was born as Elmira Carlen Henke in Lodz (Poland) on 25 December 1930. It was not until April 1980 that she married Prince Albert of Saxony, an historian and author. The […]

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The Liechtenstein vault in Vaduz
Churches & Graves, Travel

The Liechtenstein vault in Vaduz

Once a year, the princely vault south of the St. Florin Church/Cathedral in Vaduz is open to the public. That is on “Allerheiligen” (All Saints’ Day, 1 November). It is not allowed to take pictures there or record videos, unless you have permission. Otherwise you can only see it from the outside. Until after World […]

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Two noble family vaults in Oranjewoud
Churches & Graves, Travel

Two noble family vaults in Oranjewoud

When you ever visit Oranjewoud near Heerenveen, The Netherlands, take your time. Follow all the direction shields to what you can see and discover all small roads and paths by bike or walking, or eventually partly by car if your less mobile. There is a lot to discover. Even when many estates have gone, there […]

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The Grave of Anna of Saxony can finally be found Photo0 & copyright: Dombau-Verein Meissen e.V.
Churches & Graves, Travel

The Grave of Anna of Saxony can finally be found

Only 439 years after her death Anna Duchess of Saxony (1544-1577) has gotten a kind of gravestone. For many years Dutch visitors asked in the Dom of Meissen, Germany, where they could find her grave. On 9 February 2017 the Dombau-Verein Meissen e.V. finally decided to mark the graves, not only Anna’s, but also the […]

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The Old Cathedral of Brunswick
Churches & Graves, Travel

The Old Cathedral of Brunswick

The town of Braunschweig (Brunswick) is only about 45 minutes by train from Hannover. The newly rebuilt palace sounded interesting, so a friend and I decided to go there for a day trip. Also this city was heavily bombed in World War II. I can’s say my first impression of the city when leaving the […]

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