Tag: Hannover

A Very Rainy Polterabend in Hannover Photo & Copyright: Stig
Marriages, News

A Very Rainy Polterabend in Hannover

The photos are copyrighted and it is not allowed to pass them on or copy them without permission. Whether bride and groom liked it or not, before the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hannover and Ekaterina Malysheva on 8 July 2017 the local newspapers had written it all. There was hardly a detail […]

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A Royal Book Problem
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

A Royal Book Problem

Somehow I am never able to travel without coming back home with books. My bookshelves are completely full and I wouldn’t know where to put new ones anymore. But then you’re hanging around somewhere and they just have the greatest books that you absolutely must read. That happened of course when I was in and […]

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Hannover Wedding – Flowers and the Market Church
Marriages, News

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 Rehearsal for Ekaterina Photo: Stig. The wedding dress I suppose
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Wedding Rehearsal for Ekaterina

Upon returning to Hannover from Bückeburg on 6 July I wanted to bring some things back to my hotel before dinner. My friends and I had actually agreed to meet about 15 minutes later at the entrance of the Marktkirche (Market Church). Little did I know that I never would end up in the hotel […]

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A bit of a Disappointment – Civil Wedding in Hannover Me being interviewed by NDR
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A bit of a Disappointment – Civil Wedding in Hannover

Because the civil wedding of Prince Ernst August von Hannover Junior and Ekaterina Malysheva was to take place on Thursday 6 July 2017, I travelled to Hannover the previous afternoon. For me it is only an almost four-hours train ride, which unfortunately because of some delay turned into an hour extra. I met up with […]

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The Herrenhäuser Gärten in Hannover Palace of Herrenhausen
Castles, Gardens, Travel

The Herrenhäuser Gärten in Hannover

If you ever visit Hannover you shouldn’t miss the Herrenhäuser Gärten, especially not in the Spring and Summer. The place where Prince Ernst August von Hannover Jr and Ekaterina Malysheva today will hold a reception after their wedding in the Marktkirche in Hannover is a beautiful place. I have no idea where in the gardens […]

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Queen Marie’s Romantic Birthday Present Schloss Marienburg © Stefan Knaak
Castles, Travel

Queen Marie’s Romantic Birthday Present

Already from quite a distance Marienburg Castle is clearly visible on the Marienberg Hill, about 20 kilometers south of Hannover. It is probably one of the most impressive buildings in Germany. It looks like an old medieval castle, but surprisingly it isn’t. The story behind it is romantic, but at the same time quite a […]

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