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An Interesting Royal Walk Through Leeuwarden
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An Interesting Royal Walk Through Leeuwarden

He already held Nassau Walks and Maria Louise Walks through the centre of the city of Leeuwarden, the capital of the Province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. On 5 August Bearn Bilker – a known Dutch royalty-expert – led the very first Anna van Hannover Walk, about his favourite Frisian Nassau. It […]

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The Old Cathedral of Brunswick
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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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Hannover Wedding – Flowers and the Market Church
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Hannover Wedding – Flowers and the Market Church

On 8 July 2017 Prince Ernst August von Hannover Junior married Ekaterina Malysheva religiously in the Marktkirche (Market Church) in the old centre of the city of Hannover, Germany. The last royal wedding to be held here was that of his grandfather Prince Ernst August von Hannover (1914-1987) and Princess Ortrud zu Schleswig-Holstein (1925-1980), who […]

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Wedding Time in Friendly Bückeburg
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Wedding Time in Friendly Bückeburg

Although the marriage of the Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe has unfortunately ended, I still have good memories of my first visit to his main residence, the small town of Bückeburg, not that far from Hannover, Germany. In the days around the wedding on 30 June 2007 my friends and I had a real good time. We […]

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Crathie – Where the Queen goes to Church
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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
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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
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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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