mediatized Houses: The Princely House of Castell-Rüdenhausen

The Princely House of Castell-Rüdenhausen In 1803 the brothers  the posessions of the Castell’s became united after the death of the childless after the death of the childless  Count Friedrich Ludwig Christrian Carl of Castell-Rüdenhausen. It was then divided between 2 sons of Cout Gerog II. of Castell-Remlingen  Albrecht Friedrich Carl founded the line Castell-Castell Christian Friedrich founded the line CAstell-Rüdenhausen On…

Rüdenhausen Castle

The Castle in Rüdenhausen dates back to the year 1258. At that time it belonged to the Family Castel.. Later it was in the posession of different families but in 1533 it came back into the psession of the Counts of Castell. The expanded the Castle and from 1597 it bwecame the residence of the…

† Duchess Donata of Oldenburg

On Saturday 05.09.2015 Duchess Donata of Oldenburg, née Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, widowed Pricness of prussia died after a long seroius Illness at Inzell. Then Countess Donata was born in June 1950, as the only daughter of Fürst Siegfried and Fürstin Irene zu Castell-Rudenhausen in Rüdenhausen Castle.  where, as she said herself, spent a very happy…

Funeral of Fürst Johann-Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

The funeral for the late Fürst Johann-Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen took place on Saturday 08.11.2014 at 12h00 at the St. Peter and Paul Church at Rüdenhausen. Already on the evening before the coffin with the late Fürst had been brought in a torchlight procession from the Castle to the Church.Early that day i drove to Rüdenhausen.…