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Schloss Marienburg & Path to the Crown Exhibition

Last weekend I visited Schloss Marienburg in Pattensen, Germany. Mainly because I wanted to the ‘Path to the Crown’ Exhibition. This Schloss was a birthday present from King George V of Hanover to his wife Queen Marie of Saxe-Altenburg. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed inside. We went on a classic tour with English audio guides, [read more]

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Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Doorn House – A home for an exiled Emperor and Empress

After Emperor Wilhelm II’s abdication in 1918, he and his wife, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, went into exile in the Netherlands where he finally settled in this manor house in Doorn, called Huis Doorn. Wilhelm was married to Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein until her death in 1921. She was the daughter of Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Adelheid of [read more]