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Darmstadt--Information & Photos
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Re: Darmstadt--Information & Photos
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2005, 05:48:49 PM »
Is there a map of Hesse Darmstadt during Alexandra's time?Or old Germany in general that includes all the Kingdoms Grand Duchys and Principalities, I never seen one.


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Re: Darmstadt--Information & Photos
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007, 11:47:51 AM »
Hello my friends.....Although it's still some years away, my husband and I plan a trip to Germany on our 25th anniversary, this October will be 22 years since we married, so time has gone by pretty quickly thus far!

I'm looking on the 'net for information basically on what's still left standing in Darmstadt that was around at the time of my beloved Princess Alice and her family.  Among the many great sadnesses wrought by WWII, I know the Neus Palais was destroyed, so am not sure if much is left there or not....

any possible websites, etc. would also be helpful!!!  I hope maybe to meet some new friends in Germany, too, in a few years!  Wish i had the money and time to go right this minute!!

God bless you all......


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Re: Darmstadt--Information & Photos
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007, 04:17:37 PM »
The New Palace is gone, but the building that used to be the Prince Karl Palace still exists. It's not open to the public, though. However, the Residential Palace, Old Mausoleum at the Rosenhöhe, Prinz Emil Garten, Orangerie and Herrengarten in Darmstadt are still there. http://www.darmstadt.de/en/sights/index.html

There's more outside Darmstadt, such as:
  • Schloss Seeheim - it's in very bad repair and will probably be renovated in the nearby future;
  • Schloss Kranichstein - now a hunting museum, http://www.jagdschloss-kranichstein.de/;
  • Schloss Wolfsgarten - private property, the park is open to the public for two weekends a year, around Pentecost, http://www.gg-online.de/html/wolfsgarten_schloss.htm;
  • Schloss Heiligenberg at Jugenheim - now accommodating an educational institution, not open to the public;
  • Auerbach;
and there's probably more. The Russian Chapel is worth a visit, but was only built after Alice's days of course.
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_

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Re: Darmstadt--Information & Photos
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 05:35:48 PM »
Hello Everybody!

Today was the day, the day where i was finally in Darmstadt again. I was with a dear friend there and we did shopping (and a great city to go shopping, so many shops) and of course we did visit the Mathildenhöhe where the russian church is. So i uploud few pics of today and i hope you will like it.  Its great city!! i love Darmstadt!  mabe not so many historic things (exapt the castle, Mathildenhöhe and Rosenhöhe) but in all is the city great!

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by the way i hope the pics are not too big...

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Re: Darmstadt--Information & Photos
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 02:04:14 PM »
Thank You, very interesting, especially for those like me who has never seen this city

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Rosenhöhe park in Darmstadt
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 06:55:08 PM »
Wondering if anyone knows where I can find some pictures of the graves of Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse and his family.  I know the graves are in  Rosenhöhe park in Darmstadt, but don't know of any pictures.  Thanks for your help.

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2012, 11:05:53 AM »
Thank you so much.  That link is wonderful.

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2016, 03:51:18 AM »
Hi everyone, I will be visiting Darmstadt in May and hope to see as much as possible related to the Romanovs and the Hesse family, although most places seem to be either closed due to an annual festival or to have restricted access or seem to be private properties. However, does anyone have any recommendations of what to see at Rosenhöhe? Apparently the two mausoleums are closed. Would have loved to see Schloss Wolfsgarten (and the swimming pool someone was talking about in the forum), but that is a big no no. 

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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2016, 08:00:03 AM »
At Darmstadt there isn't much left - there is part of the old Schloss (now Schlossmuseum) in the town centre , and Rosenhohe is now just a pleasant park with some notable burials such as GD Ernst Ludwig and his daughter Elizabeth, who of course were very close relatives/friends to the Romanovs. These burials are easily seen as they aren't  in the mausoleums.  The Russian Orthodox Church in the Matildenhohe district of town was visited by the Romanov family in 1910 (there are a couple of photos of this visit).
The Wolfsgarten grounds are allegedly open on 15-16 and 21-22 May.
You also need to go north of Frankfurt to Schloss (Burg) Friedburg where they stayed for a month in 1910 . Most of the photos taken of the family on their Hesse visit that year were taken in its courtyard  , which should be accessible.  They also visited the Russian Orthodox Church in nearby Bad Nauheim, as well as the Schwalheim Brunnenhaus (Pumphouse) in the south east of town - once again , a photo exists of that visit  . Friedburg and Bad Nauheim are easily accessible by short train rides from Frankfurt and you can see the sites mentioned easily in a day. They also visited Castle Munzenberg and the Roman fort (Kastellet) in Bad Homburg which are nearby, but these are a little awkward to visit without a car , as is Wolfsgarten. But it depends on how much time you have . If you just have a day i would forget sightseeing in Darmstadt and get the train to Bad Nauheim/Friedburg for a richer Romanov experience.

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Re: Darmstadt--Information & Photos
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2016, 08:14:11 AM »
A nice little trip from Darmstadt is of course the scenic Bergstraße route from Darmstadt to Heidelberg between the Rhenian plain and the Odenwald forest, with the grand-ducal summer residence then Battenberg family seat Schloss Heiligenberg at Jugenheim. The area is famous for its orchards and cherry bloom, May is perhaps a little late for that.

I agree with Lochlannach: Go north of Frankfurt to the Taunus Hills and visit the little spa towns (Bad Homburg, Bad Nauheim etc.), they are truly fairytale-like and romantic. The summer nearly two years ago I had the most lovely little Hessian excursion: Arrived in Bad Homburg by train, walked up through the woods to the reconstructed Roman fort at Saalburg, but instead of visiting it I headed into the woods eastwards on the Limeswanderweg (Limes Hiking Way), very well signposted, along the Roman Limes, where you come across ruins of Roman watch towers and forts as well as clearly seeing the Limes itself in the form of a ditch and a mound in the landscape. It was very thought-provoking to look down on the then-Germanic villages on the north side of the Taunus Hills and imagine how the Roman legionaries felt, looking into barbaric Germania and wondering when the barbarians would attack and how they probably traded quite peacefully at the gates and forts in the Limes. Quite interestingly I tumbled across an outpost of a modern army, an enormous Bundeswehr munitions depot (with US Army signs) and then right next to it the Roman fort of Kapersburg, right west of Friedberg. But I headed down to Pfaffenwiesbach and caught a train and bus back to the Rhine Valley from there.

Don't miss the Limes - you can see it many places in the Taunus and the Wetterau, not just at Saalburg. And everywhere it's a lovely excursion into the woods which are so integral to Germany's charm. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limes_Germanicus Just be sure to bring a packed lunch and water when you head into the woods, the Limes runs along the crest of Taunus Hills, as far from any village and shop as possible.
NB the Roman Limes was the border between the Grand Duchy of Hesse and the Duchy of Nassau / Kingdom of Prussia, so you also pass by some old boundary stones right on the limit between the Romans and the barbarians!

Bu wherever you go - Hessen is sooo lovely, das grüne Herz Deutschlands - the green heart of Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQI_z9dM6Bs
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Re: Darmstadt--Information & Photos
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 03:27:44 PM »
The summer nearly two years ago I had the most lovely little Hessian excursion

We were in the same places at the same time...I visited Schlossmuseum in Darmstadt,Castle Erbach in Odenwald,Castle Heidelberg,National museum in Heidelberg,Castle in Bad Homburg,Palace in Mainz,Castle Braunfels,Castle Laubach(just outside) etc.

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Re: Darmstadt--Information & Photos
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2016, 04:22:58 AM »
The New Palace is gone, but the building that used to be the Prince Karl Palace still exists. It's not open to the public, though. However, the Residential Palace, Old Mausoleum at the Rosenhöhe, Prinz Emil Garten, Orangerie and Herrengarten in Darmstadt are still there. http://www.darmstadt.de/en/sights/index.html
There's more outside Darmstadt, such as:

  • Schloss Seeheim - it's in very bad repair and will probably be renovated in the nearby future;


  • Schloss Heiligenberg at Jugenheim - now accommodating an educational institution, not open to the public;




Schloss Seeheim has been renovated, now privately owned. But you can still visit a part of the Schloss Park.  If you are interested, I know someone who offers tours through the park and around the Schloss.  

Here is a link to a current picture of Schloss Seeheim
http://www.dietz-ag.de/referenzen/wohn-und-geschaeftshaeuser-denkmalpflege/seeheim-jugenheim-schlosspark-1-3/




Schloss Heiligenberg is managed by the 'Heiligenberg-Jugenheim Foundation' , I'm a member of the Advisory Board of the Foundation. We offer tours in german, english, french and russian.
Saturdays and Sundays our Infocenter 'Russenbau' is opend in the Afternoon. There is also a café , opend Thursday through Sunday. Reservations are recommended.


http://www.heiligenberg-jugenheim.de/  

http://www.gastronomie-im-schloss-heiligenberg.de/  

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