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]

Places To Visit

Burg Kronberg – Gift to the Empress

Burg Kronberg was founded in the 12th century but was partially destroyed during the bombing of 1943. It was reconstructed though in a simplified version. There are only three main buildings today. You can climb the tower if you like, but we decided not to do it because it was so hot that day. The [read more]

Elizabeth of the United Kingdom

Bad Homburg Palace – Home of the amiable Princess

Bad Homburg Palace was first built in the 12th century but most of it was demolished in 1660 by Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg. A new palace was built between 1680 and 1685. In 1818, Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain, daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, married the future Frederick VI, Landgrave [read more]

Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau

Weilburg Palace – The Princes’ Residence

Weilburg Palace was constructed by Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg from circa 1530. The Orangerie was added 200 years later. The Princes of Nassau-Weilburg used it as their main residence until Charles August, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg moved to Kirchheimbolanden, while the seat of government remained in Weilburg. Princess Therese of Nassau-Weilburg, daughter of William, Duke [read more]