Rhoden Cemetery – The Waldeck and Pyrmont Family

Photo by Moniek Bloks

Rhoden Cemetery is quite well hidden. Near the Schloss Rhoden, which is now a government building, we entered the overgrown garden, opened a gate and walked around for a while before noticing that the road sloped down a hill. At the bottom of that hill, we finally found the cemetery and mausoleum. The cemetery is home to some of the Waldeck and Pyrmont family, including the parents of Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont who became Queen of the Netherlands as the second wife of King William III of the Netherlands and mother of Queen Wilhelmina.

Unfortunately, the gate to the cemetery was closed so I only have photos from behind it.

Royal women in the cemetery:

Sophie of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1854-1869) (Emma’s sister)

Helene of Nassau (1831-1888) (Emma’s mother)

Louise of Schleswig-Holstein-Glücksburg (1858-1936) (Emma’s stepmother)

Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe (1873-1962) (Emma’s sister-in-law)

Gustava of Platen-Hallermund (1899-1986)

Ingeborg of Platen-Hallermund (1902-1991)

Altburg of Oldenburg (1903-2001)


Ingeborg of Platen-Hallermund (1902-1991)
Gustava of Platen-Hallermund


In the mausoleum:

Auguste Albertine of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1768-1849) (Emma’s great-grandmother)

Emma of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym (1802-1858) (Emma’s grandmother)

Agnes Teleki von Szek (1814-1896)

Christiane Henriette of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld(1725-1816) (Emma’s great-great-grandmother)

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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

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