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The Royal Yacht Britannia
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The Royal Yacht Britannia

“The Royal Yacht Britannia has had its most successful year since first opening to the public 18 years ago.” several newspapers wrote today. The old royal yacht that was used for more than 40 years until it was decommissioned in 1997, attracted almost 350,000 people in 2016. The Britannia nowadays can be visited in Leith, […]

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Quick Glance at Royal Apeldoorn
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Quick Glance at Royal Apeldoorn

Often I walk from the railway station of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, to Palace Het Loo. Normally a walk of about half an hour I’d say. I don’t have a car, nor do I have a driving-licence, so I usually travel by train and/or bus. On Saturday morning I had more than enough time to take […]

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2016 – Travelling in Albania Kruja Castle
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2016 – Travelling in Albania

Last modified: 15 October 2016 Thursday, 6 October 2016 Who travels to Albania has to plan carefully. From the Netherlands it turned out, there were no direct airplanes to Tirana, Albania. I had a variety of choices, the best one of it was to book my flights via Austrian Airlines and fly via Vienna, Austria. […]

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Royal Legoland in Denmark
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Royal Legoland in Denmark

Legoland only for children? Forget it. On 9 and 10 May 2016 I spent almost two days at Legoland Billund, Denmark, with two other grown-up friends, and we enjoyed ourselves enormously. Amazing what can be build out of lego. Apart from several Danish and foreign palaces and castles, I noticed the Danish crown princely family […]

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Maria Louise’s Wall in Leeuwarden
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Maria Louise’s Wall in Leeuwarden

I have to put plans to visit the new Emperor Wilhelm II exhibition at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, on hold, at least until early December. I was planning to visit either this or next weekend, but my sister had her 40th birthday. And I suddenly have other – and even more interesting […]

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Royal Dresden 2015
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Royal Dresden 2015

4-9 August 2015 When searching for a place to spend a few days this Summer, I thought of several places in Germany. From where I live the country is easy to reach by train, and there are so many beautiful places I haven’t seen yet. Thus after Hannover last year, this year I decided to […]

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A long weekend in Hannover 2014 Palace of Herrenhausen
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A long weekend in Hannover 2014

1-4 August 2014 In 1692 the Duchy of Brunswick and L√ľneburg (Braunschweig-L√ľneburg) had become an Electorate. A few years later the family that ruled the state even received an higher honour. As of 1689 catholics were no longer allowed to sit on the British throne. The dual monarchs Queen Mary II and her husband William […]

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A Visit to Hannover
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A Visit to Hannover

Hannover (Hanover in English) is a wonderful city in the northern part of Germany. A week ago I spent some days there, but I could easily have stayed for a few more days. Of course I tried to see everything royal, but the city has more to offer. My hotel was very centrally located, just […]

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