Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Review: Mourning – From Empress to Corona

The year 2021 marks 100 years since the death of the last German Empress – Auguste Viktoria. Her husband, German Emperor Wilhelm II, had abdicated in 1918, and they had been living in exile in the Netherlands since then. They had settled in Doorn House in May 1920, and by then, Auguste Viktoria was already [read more]

Henriette of Schönaich-Carolath

Special Tour: The Attic of House Doorn

Huis Doorn, or House Doorn, in the Netherlands is perhaps best known as the last residence and final resting place of the exiled German Emperor Wilhelm II. While most of the House is open to the public, its attic was not open. Huis Doorn is now offering a special tour twice a week where you [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]