Rosenstein Castle

Rosenstein Castle in Stuttgart was  built from 1821-1829 for King Wilhelm I. of Württemberg  by his court architect Giovanni Salucci in classicist style. The Castle is located in the immediate vicinity of the Zoological-Botanical Garden of Wilhelma on the eastern edge of an English landscape garden, the Rosensteinpark in the district of Bad Cannstatt. It…

mediatized Houses: The Princely House of Oettingen-Spielberg

  The Princely House of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg The Family of Oettingen originates from the Family of the Sieghardinger, documented in 1007, as the ancestors of the Hohenstaufen. The tribal line as Count of Oettingen begins (documented in 1147) with Ludovicus comes de Otingen, who in that  year received the old staufische Gaugrafschaft in Ries…

Funeral of Count Raimund of Erbach-Fürstenau

Big farwell for the Count   Just as the deceased lived equally aristocratic origin and a common attitude, the mourning for him brought together sovereignty from all over Europe with Odenwälder citizens. For these, he was simply Count Raimund, the Raimund Adalbert Count of Erbach-Fürstenau, Herr of Breuberg Wildenstein and Rothenberg, of whom more than…

Leiningen/Prussia religious Wedding in Amorbach

On Saturday 16. September the small town Amorbach, the residence of the Princely Family zu Leiningen saw a big noble Wedding when Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia had their reilgious wedding there. The Couple had already married in a civil Ceremony on 29. April. Hereditary Prince Ferdinand is the…