Ariane of the Netherlands

Margaret of Cleves & The Kloosterkerk in The Hague

The Kloosterkerk (or Cloister Church) was built in 1397. There was a strong bond between the church and Margaret of Cleves, the second wife of Albert of Bavaria, who held court in The Hague. Margaret was born circa 1375 as the daughter of Adolph III, Count of Mark and Margaret of Jülich. Albert’s first wife was Margaret [read more]

Anna Sophia of Brandenburg

The Hohenzollern Crypt at the Berliner Dom

I spent a few days in Berlin and one of the first stops I made was at the Berliner Dom, or Berlin Cathedral. It was partially closed due to a service but I was still allowed into the crypt down below. This crypt houses the remains of many of the Hohenzollern family. It’s quite interesting [read more]