Fulda Cathedral – Anna of Prussia’s final resting place

Photo by Moniek Bloks

The Cathedral of Fulda is best known as the burial place of Saint Boniface but it is also the final resting place of Princess Anna of Prussia, Landgravine of Hesse. Anna lived and died in nearby Schloss Fasanerie and later in life she converted to Catholicism. “If you knew what difficulties I had struggled with for years, how happy and content I now feel in the thought of finally following my conviction, I was already 35 years old to convert, so you would understand me. I beg you to make my decision, which, after careful preparation, I shall bring to a serious study to be dealt with and judged courteously, from the viewpoint that no one shall be harmed by him and suffer under him what I am doing to old, lonely woman I have no influence on others and who loves me and takes some interest in me, will be happy with me, that I get satisfaction of my early desire after having been longed for so many years, since my youth.”

The Cathedral in Fulda is across the street from the Stadtschloss, which was used by the future King William I of the Netherlands, who briefly ruled Fulda. It is free to visit.

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