Evangelische Stadtkirche Dillenburg – A hidden gem

December 13, 2017 Moniek 1

The city of Dillenburg has a rich history and connections with the house of Orange-Nassau. William I (the Silent) of Orange was born in this city and this little hidden gem is called the Evangelische Stadtkirche and it’s within walking distance from the rebuilt Wilhelmsturm. Within the walls of the Stadtkirche many of the early Nassau [read more]

Corvey Abbey – A Princely home

December 6, 2017 Moniek 1

Corvey Abbey in Höxter in Germany was one of the Imperial abbeys of the Holy Roman Empire from the 844 until 1792. It was raised to the status of a prince-bishopric. This was secularized in 1803 and became part of the Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda, under the rule of the future King William I of the Netherlands. In 1807, it fell under [read more]

A history of royal weddings at St George’s Chapel

November 28, 2017 Moniek 0

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they are to be married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2018. The chapel has been the site of quite a few royal weddings! The first royal wedding held there was between Princess Alexandra of Denmark and the future King Edward VII in 1863. In 1871, [read more]

Wasserburg Anholt and Maria Christina of Austria

November 10, 2017 Moniek 0

The Wasserburg Anholt, or Castle Anholt, in Germany, dates from before 1169, though the only surviving part of that time is the round tower. The castle was expanded in the 14th century and was probably around the same size it is today. The baroque style expansions began in the 18th century and the first gardens [read more]

Château de Chambord – Home of the exiled Polish Queen

November 1, 2017 Moniek 1

Château de Chambord is the largest château in the Loire valley and was built to serve as a hunting lodge for King Francis I France. It was built from 1519 to 1547 and was overseen by Pierre Nepveu. When it was nearly finished, Francis invited his former rival Emperor Charles V to Chambord. It had plenty [read more]

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