Schloss Cecilienhof is now perhaps best known as the place of the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Before that, it was the home of Crown Princess Cecilie and Crown Prince William. Construction began in 1914 after the Marble Palace proved inadequate for them. The two palaces are about 1 kilometre apart. Crown Princess Cecilie As you [read more]
Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace in Berlin, and it sits in the Palace Garden. Naturally, there was some construction going on while I was there. The Palace was commissioned by Sophie Charlotte of Hanover. She was the sister of George I of Great Britain and the wife of the first King of Prussia, Frederick I. [read more]
Sanssouci Park is a great park with many buildings. Most were built in the 18th century and were expanded in the 19th. Sanssouci Palace is its main focus, but it houses many more amazing buildings. Above is the New Palace. Currently, under construction (of course!), it was built by Frederick the Great from 1763. It [read more]
Louise Henriette of Orange-Nassau was born in the Hague as the daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and Amalia of Solms-Braunfels on 27 November 1627. She fell in love with a French Prince but he was considered unsuitable and she was once considered for Charles II of England. In the end, Frederick William, the [read more]
I’ve visited the ‘new’ Loo Palace last year during the Grace Kelly exhibition. This year I went back as this time Loo palace was the host of the largest Sisi exhibition outside of Vienna. If you want to know what Loo Palace looks like on the inside, I’d like to direct you to this post [read more]
Day six of my Vienna trip was my last full day in Vienna and I used it to visit three museums. I bought a combi-ticket for both locations of the Art History museum and for the Imperial Treasury. I began in the Imperial Treasury because it was the first to open!