Anna of Prussia

Rumpenheimer Palace and its hidden graves

The construction of the Rumpenheimer Palace dates back to the 17th century. When the area of Hanau came into the possession of the Hesse-Kassel family, the Palace was expanded. It was used a residence by Mary of Great Britain, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel until her death in 1772. On 25 July 1797, Princess Caroline of Nassau-Usingen [read more]


Biebrich Palace – A ducal residence

Construction of Biebrich was begun by Count, later Prince, Georg August Samuel of Nassau-Idstein and the palace was completed in 1702. After his death, the palace passed to the Nassau-Usingen line and eventually into the hands of William, Duke of Nassau, whose son would become the first Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen, William’s [read more]


Sofia of Nassau – The Blue Duchess

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Sophia Wilhelmina Mariana Henrietta was born on 9 July 1836, at Biebrich Castle in Wiesbaden, Germany. Her parents were William, Duke of Nassau, and Princess Pauline of Württemberg. Rumours had it that the Duke terrorised the family with his moody personality, which was altered by a drinking problem. [read more]