Tag: palace

Bückeburg – Castle in the fog
Castles, Gardens, Travel

Bückeburg – Castle in the fog

At the start of a wonderful wedding day in Bückeburg, Germany on Saturday – a report with lots of photos will follow – I enjoyed a morning stroll in the park and on the palace square of Bückeburg Palace, residence of the princely family zu Schaumburg-Lippe. It was still pretty cold and foggy, which especially […]

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Fredensborg Palace – Denmark’s Versailles
Castles, Travel

Fredensborg Palace – Denmark’s Versailles

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark spends her corona-quarantine, including her birthday this week, at the Fredensborg Palace. She spends about three months in the spring and three months in the autumn at this residence, that has also been the setting for important events of the Danish royal family, like wedding receptions and birthday parties. Usually […]

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What to see in Royal Copenhagen? Amalienborg
Travel, Travel Tips

What to see in Royal Copenhagen?

On 16 April and some previous days Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 80th birthday. All one can hope is that the Covid-19 virus doesn’t influence any plans she or I have. Having wanted to see one of these celebrations for a long time, I booked a few days Copenhagen. I have visited the […]

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Christmas Markets 2019 Fraeylemaborg
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Christmas Markets 2019

What is even more wonderful than a Christmas market … exactly, a Christmas market in or around a castle. Sometimes they’re huge, sometimes they’re rather small. If you’re planning to visit one of the markets, here are the dates for 2019. Some have already taken place, so I didn’t list them, others are still to […]

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Hotels with a royal past
Castles, Travel

Hotels with a royal past

Few hotels have ever been a royal residence or the residence of a King’s mistress. The ones you can stay in are often quite expensive, but they don’t have to be, and they can be very nice to stay in if you’re travelling. I am certain there are more than I listed here, but these […]

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New royal and noble books – September 2018
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – September 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Authors: Michael Forcher and Christoph Haidacher. Title: Kaiser Maximilian I. – Tirol, Österreich, Europa 1459-1519 (Emperor Maximilian I – Tyrol, Austria, Europe 1459-1519). Published: 11 September 2018 by Haymon Verlag. Language: German. […]

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New royal and noble books – October 2018
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – October 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA (NOBILITY) Authors: Gerhard Jelinek and Birgit Mosser. Title: Die Trapp-Familie. Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Welterfolg (The Trapp Family. The true story behind the global success). Published: 15 October 2018 by Molden […]

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Fairy tales – Castles used as a film location
Film & TV, Media & Co

Fairy tales – Castles used as a film location

The English charity English Heritage Trust manages the National Heritage Collection and takes care for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites all over England. According to their website they bring the (his)story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. They have conducted quite an interesting survey in connection with their […]

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