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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The Old Loo Palace & Sisi Exhibition

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]

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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]

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Castles

The Stone in Antwerp

The Stone is a medieval fortress which was built in the early middle ages. At that time it was known as the Antwerpen Burcht (fortress). When Charles V rebuilt it in 1520 it was known as ‘s Heerens Steen (The King’s Stone) and it later became just The Stone. The Stone is located on the [read more]