Category: Churches & Graves

The Mausoleum at Bückeburg Palace
Churches & Graves, Travel

The Mausoleum at Bückeburg Palace

In the gardens of the Bückeburg Palace of the Fürsten zu Schaumburg-Lippe visitors will find an impressive building. The biggest private mausoleum in the world is the burial place of the family. The mausoleum was erected by the last reigning Fürst Adolf and built between 1911 and 1916. The architect of he building was Paul […]

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The Welfenmausoleum in Hannover
Churches & Graves, Travel

The Welfenmausoleum in Hannover

Some royal mausoleums are open regularly, some once in a while and others are never open. The Welfenmausoleum in the Berggarten of Hannover, opposite the Herrenhausen Palace, used to be open in the past. But who would like to visit it now, will hear it is not open. Really a pity for people like me […]

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Crathie – Where the Queen goes to Church
Churches & Graves, Travel

Crathie – Where the Queen goes to Church

When you are at Balmoral Castle you shouldn’t forget to cross the road and visit Crathie Kirk, the parish church of the small village of Crathie. The church, that is linked to the Church of Scotland and is nowadays united with the neighbouring parish of Braemar, has somewhat of a royal history. When coming to […]

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The Mound and Church of Hegebeintum
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The Mound and Church of Hegebeintum

A long time ago when there were no dikes yet, settlements in the Dutch Province of Friesland were built on artificial dwellings up to 15 metres high to protect the settlement from the floods in times the sea level rose. These mounds in Friesland were called ‘terpen’. Around the year 1200 the people started to […]

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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 Fürsten (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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Ribe Cathedral
Churches & Graves, Travel

Ribe Cathedral

Last week I was in Denmark, not a very royal vacation for a change, but I did see a few things connected to Danish royalty. On Wednesday I was in Ribe, the oldest existing town in Scandinavia, that celebrated its 1300th anniversary in 2010. Lovely old streets and houses, several museums worth a visit. I […]

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A Finnish noble buried with the Romanoffs
Churches & Graves, Travel

A Finnish noble buried with the Romanoffs

The churchyard of the pittoresque Church of St Mary near Provender House, Norton, Kent, Great Britain, is truly beautiful. It is small but most interesting. Where you’d expect local residents with British sounding names, you’ll find Scots, a Finnish woman and some Romanoffs. Here you will find the graves of Andrew Alexandervitch Romanoff and his […]

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