Places To Visit

The Oldenburg Mausoleum at the Gertrudenfriedhof

The Oldenburg Mausoleum at the Gertrudenfriedhof was constructed from 1785 upon the death in childbirth of 20-year-old Frederica of Württemberg, the wife of the future Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg. She was the first to be buried there upon completion in 1790. The mausoleum was built on the edge of the cemetery grounds and [read more]


Herrenhausen Gardens and Mausoleum

Herrenhausen in Hanover, Germany has been on my list for quite some time. The Herrenhausen Gardens are made up of the Great Garden (Großer Garten), the Berggarten, the Georgengarten and the Welfengarten. Most of the gardens owe their aesthetics to Sophia of Hanover and its centre point was the Herrenhausen Palace, which was almost completely destroyed by [read more]