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Re: German Royal Palaces, Castles and Homes
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2005, 10:48:17 AM »
Marmorpalais:

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2005, 10:52:27 AM »
Hemmelmark:

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2005, 11:35:24 AM »
These are lovely, thank you jfkhaos. I especially like Hemmelmark.
Do any pictures exist of Bornstedt?

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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2005, 11:36:08 AM »
Does this site describe another Hohenzollern home?  I do not know any German, so I hope I have not made a mistake by linking it here.

http://www.aefl.de/ordld/AK-Cadinen071204/cadinen.index.htm

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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2005, 11:50:23 AM »
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These are lovely, thank you jfkhaos. I especially like Hemmelmark.
Do any pictures exist of Bornstedt?



Hi Bluetoria!

There is actually a website for Bornstedt, which I have taken the liberty of adding for you here:

http://www.krongut-bornstedt.de/

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Bornstedt for a reception on her last state visit to Germany.  There are beautiful pictures here, and I am sure the information is great as well; I can't read German, and the link to view the pages in English doesn't seem to work for me.  Enjoy!

PS:  Congratulations on your book as well!  I can't wait to read it!

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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2005, 11:52:03 AM »
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Does this site describe another Hohenzollern home?  I do not know any German, so I hope I have not made a mistake by linking it here.

http://www.aefl.de/ordld/AK-Cadinen071204/cadinen.index.htm



Hi Rosamund!

If I remember correctly, Cadinen was an imperial hunting lodge that was frequented by His Imperial Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II, so, yes, the site you linked does discuss another German imperial home  ;D

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Re: German Royal Palaces, Castles and Homes
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2005, 11:57:59 AM »
Cecilienhof:

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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2005, 01:00:50 PM »
Thank you so much, jfkhaos, for the link & the rest!  :)

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Re: German Royal Palaces, Castles and Homes
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2005, 01:18:12 PM »
When I have used a translator 'Schloss' becomes 'Lock'.  I would have expected the equivalent in English to be 'Castle'.  What was the origin of the word Schloss?  

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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2005, 02:02:14 PM »
Blanche....

I'll do my best to give you the inhabitants of the residences I posted:

Schloss Friedrichshof:  Empress Frederick, and, after her death, her daughter Margarethe of Hesse Cassel and her family

Kronprinzenpalais:  Kaiser Frederick III and Kaiserin Victoria (later Empress Frederick) while Crown Prince and Princess

Charlottenburg:  Frederick III lived here during his brief reign, amongst other Hohenzollerns (I may need some help on else lived here)

Babelsberg:  Empress Frederick's parents-in-law, Prince Wilhelm and Princess Augusta (later King and Queen of Prussia and Emperor and Empress of Germany)

Neues Palais:  Frederick III and Victoria (I guess you can see who my favorites Hohenzollerns are)

Marmorpalais; Wilhelm II and Augusta Viktoria lived here for a time

Hemmelmark:  Prince Henry (second son of Frederick III and his wife Victoria) and Princess Irene (daughter of Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Alice of Great Britain and Ireland)

Cecilienhof:  Crown Princess Cecilie and Crown Prince Wilhelm (heirs of Wilhelm II)


As for the other pictures, Sans Souci was the residence of Frederick the Great.

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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2005, 03:57:39 PM »
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It means both, lock and Castle  ;)


Thank you Thomas

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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2005, 05:52:50 PM »
The Stadt Schloss in Berlin, the main residence of the Kaisers when they came to the throne, was totally destroyed by the Communists in 1953. It had been severally damaged during WWII, but salvagable; nonetheless, the Russians leveled it in order to destroy any symbol of Prussian power.
Today, plans are nearly approved to rebuild the palace with exterior details as they had been originally planned and built. The inside will be a museum.
In its day, this palace was considered one of the, if not the, best example of baroque palaces in Europe. Its interior main staircase was the most grand, and the White Room was an unusual (for the time) decor of all white marble, alabaster, porcelain, and hints of gold.
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« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2005, 03:26:38 PM »
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I'll start with my favorite Hohenzollern home, Schloss Friedrichshof:



Isn't this now a Hotel/Resort open to the paying public?

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« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2005, 03:32:43 PM »
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Isn't this now a Hotel/Resort open to the paying public?

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Hi TampaBay!

Yes, Schloss Friedrichshof is now a luxury hotel.  There is a website for the Schloss with beautiful pictures, and you can request information which will contain at least one beautiful brochure with a short history of Empress Frederick and the house.  Here is the website:

http://www.schlosshotel-kronberg.de/en/

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« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2005, 08:41:38 PM »
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Hi TampaBay!

Yes, Schloss Friedrichshof is now a luxury hotel.  There is a website for the Schloss with beautiful pictures, and you can request information which will contain at least one beautiful brochure with a short history of Empress Frederick and the house.  Here is the website:

http://www.schlosshotel-kronberg.de/en/


It is my hope and dream to visit and stay here for a week-let alone live here for 20 years.  However,if anyone deserved it, it was Princess Vicky ;) ;) ;) ;).

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