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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #120 on: April 21, 2010, 04:10:13 PM »

Here is a floor plan I found of Wolsgarten

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #121 on: April 21, 2010, 04:26:24 PM »
Here is a palace with the following caption, I can't really find anything on it, but would love to learn more if anyone has any information
"Front view and plan of the palace Bolongaro in Höchst"

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #122 on: April 21, 2010, 06:38:19 PM »
Thanks. Love to see the rooms at the time of Ernie & Ducky...

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #123 on: May 22, 2010, 06:54:21 AM »
Here is a palace with the following caption, I can't really find anything on it, but would love to learn more if anyone has any information

Bolongaro Palace is a palace in baroque style built between 1772 and  1774 for Josef Maria Markus and Jakob Philipp Bolongaro. The two brothers were born in Stresa (Italy) and settled in 1735 in Frankfurt on the Main. There they owned the biggest tobacco manufactory of Europe and became very rich merchants. Because they were Roman-Catholic they did not get civil  rights in Frankfurt and so they built their palace in Hoechst, a small city lying at the Main. Today it's a urban quarter of Frankfurt.

Bolongaro Palace is the biggest palace in baroque  style that was not built for Royalty. It's situated on the Main and it's opened to the public.
The rooms are richly decorated with mirrors, wall paintings and wallpapers made of silk as well as arich decorated chapel. Today it's used for
concerts and theatre performances. 
 

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #124 on: May 22, 2010, 11:16:05 AM »
Very interesting! Thanks!

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #125 on: September 16, 2010, 10:02:52 AM »
I don't recall reading about this in this thread, but I've been rereading Hessian Tapestry again, and it mentioned that the Neues Palais was a drain on Alice's children's and grandchildren's finances.  The book also mentioned that the Neues Palais was sold in 1943 and destroyed by the RAF the following year.  Is it known whom the palace was sold to?  Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #126 on: September 16, 2010, 10:22:27 AM »
Didn't know about that. But yes the palace was destroyed.

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #127 on: September 16, 2010, 02:18:30 PM »

It was sold in 1941 and was sold to the City of Darmstadt
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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #128 on: September 16, 2010, 03:05:03 PM »
Thank God. That means that some of the treasures escape the bombs.

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #129 on: September 17, 2010, 02:49:54 AM »

Plenty of them - much furniture, portraits etc
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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #130 on: September 17, 2010, 11:07:29 AM »
Wonder where they are stored now ?

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #131 on: September 17, 2010, 02:11:55 PM »
many in the Schlossmuseum
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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #132 on: January 11, 2011, 01:19:39 PM »
A present from Nicholas II to the Hessian family:
The swimming pool at Wolfsgarten dates back to 1911 - a similar pool is said to be at Tsarskoe Selo!
People were perfectly hidden from curious eyes :)

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Re: Palaces and Castles of the Hesses
« Reply #133 on: February 26, 2011, 10:49:09 AM »
This year the garden of Wolfsgarten is open for the public May, 14-15th and 21-22th 2011.

The Princely Gardening Event takes place Sept., 16-18th 2011.

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Schloss Heiligenberg
« Reply #134 on: July 23, 2012, 11:16:11 AM »
The current contact address for those of you who plan to visit Schloss Heiligenberg in Jugenheim is the following link below. It is not possible to visit the inside of Schloss Heiligenberg. But you can ask for a guided tour around the Schloss, the garden and the memorial chapel and the grave of Prince Alexander von Hessen & bei Rhein and his wife Princess Julie Battenberg.

http://www.vvv-jugenheim.de/index.php?page=impressum  



The Website of the Schloss Heiligenberg Foundation is not online yet. The Foundation, founded in 2008, took over the management of Schloss Heiligenberg and is the actual responsible party for the whole Schloss and its organisation. Currently the former janitors house behind the Schloss is under construction to create a little museum/info-centre. Opening is planed for summer/fall 2013.

Tours are offered in german, english and russian and have to be booked in advance (see above link of the Verkehrs,-und Verschönerungsverein Jugenheim). But generally you are able to walk around the grounds of the Schloss without tour, it is open to everybody.  

Greetings

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