European Capital of Culture – Nassau Events in and around Leeuwarden

Planning a trip to Leeuwarden, the Dutch city that will be one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2018? The event will be opened in presence of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on Saturday evening 27 January 2018. There will be lots of activities this year, not only in Leeuwarden, but […]

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The Love of Empress Elisabeth of Austria for Zandvoort

What do Empress Elisabeth of Austria and the Dutch beach resort Zandvoort aan Zee have in common, you’d say? Why is the Empress, nicknamed Sisi, remembered here on the Dutch coast? The Dutch doctor Johann Georg Mezger (1838-1909), whose parents originally were from Württemberg, Germany, studied medicine and graduated in 1868. He specialized in physiotherapy […]

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The City Hall where Prince Ernst August will get Married

  Today the civil wedding of Prince Ernst August von Hannover Jr and Ekaterina Malysheva will take place in the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) in Hannover, Germany. An impressive building I visited three years ago. It is a mighty building which rather looks like a castle as a city hall. The designer was Hermann […]

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