Fürst Otto brings his bride home to Rüdenhausen

A very nice and old noble tradition was preserved in one of the German princely houses on 3 August 2019. Fürst Otto zu Castell-Rüdenhausen officially introduced his bride into his household. In German this is called a “Heimführung” and surely not every family seems to do it (anymore), so it is something very special. The […]

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Happiness at a Castell-Rüdenhausen wedding in Austria

After the civil wedding at the town hall of Rüdenhausen, Germany, on 29 December 2018, Fürst Otto zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and Sophia Mautner von Markhof celebrated their religious wedding at the former Augustinian Abbey Church in Waldhausen im Strudengau, Upper Austria. The bride wore an ivory silk dress trimmed with lace and an old lace veil, […]

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The Funeral of the Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

As reported here Johann-Friedrich Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen died on 30 October 2014, only aged 66, after a long fight against cancer. The funeral service took place in the Parish church of St Peter and Paul in Rüdenhausen, Germany, on 8 November 2014. The service in church was led by the Rev. Martin Fromm. About 1000 […]

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Death of the Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

Johann-Friedrich Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen died at the Jagdschloss Friedrichsberg in Abtswind, Germany in the afternoon of Thursday 30 October 2014, aged 66. The hunting lodge of the family was the place where the Fürst spent his last weeks. He had been suffering of cancer for a long time. The Fürst was transported from Friedrichsberg to […]

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Count Roderik zu Castell-Rüdenhausen marries Liesbeth Lotgering

What else do you need on the day of a royal wedding? Saturday there was sunshine, probably even a bit too much, and I enjoyed the good company of other people interested in nobility and royalty. But most important there was a very happy and enthusiastic bridal couple. After their civil wedding on 17 May, […]

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All smiles at wedding in Rüdenhausen

This Saturday, 22 September, at 11am Prinz Dominik zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (29) married Countess Olga zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (25) civilly at the registrar’s office in Rüdenhausen, Germany. Already earlier in the morning guests arrived at Rüdenhausen Castle. Most of them seem to have stayed at the castle, as only the closest family accompanied the bridal couple – […]

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