New Royal and Noble Books – April 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Author: Manfried Rauchensteiner. Title: Baden. Zentrum der Macht 1917-1918. Kaiser Karl I. und das Armeeoberkommando (Baden. Centre of Power 1917-1918. Emperor Karl I and the army command). Published: 6 April 2018 by […]

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How The Royals Helped Starting a Christmas Tradition

During the Christmas time many people enjoy having a Christmas tree (in German: Weihnachtsbaum) – either a real or an artificial one – in the house, me included. It is strange to imagine a house at Christmas time without a tree full of the most beautiful ornaments. But where does this tradition come from and […]

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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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Elisabeth in Concert – An Unforgettable Experience

In the Spring of 1884 Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sisi, spent six weeks in the Netherlands for medical treatment. She also planned several visits to interesting places, like the Artis Zoo, the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch palaces. The Empress was on a private visit. King Willem III and Queen Emma were told of […]

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