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Dutch Working Visit to Germany: March 19-20, 2015

RoyalBlog NL @royalblognl Koningspaar opnieuw naar Duitsland: Sleeswijk-Holstein en Hamburg in maart, meteen na Deens staatsbezoek http://bit.ly/1I4vfjj

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, accompanied by Lilianne Ploumen Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, will be in the German States of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg for a working visit.
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Program for the Visit

March 19
Lübeck
-Welcoming in the market square by the Minister-President of Lübeck, Torsten Albig.
-Meeting with the Minister-President at the town hall.
-Visit to Dräger Medical, a company who produces high-quality medical equipment for hospitals. Talks about 'smart care' (issues such as ageing, digitisation and rising healthcare costs) will be held to see if Dutch-German partnerships can provide benefits.
-During the visit to Dräger Medical, the King and Queen will also visit their test laboratories.

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-Visit to the Thünen Institut of Ecological Farming, accompanied by the German Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt. The King and Queen will learn about the institute's practical research into animal husbandry, modern barn equipment and healthy feed for dairy cattle. They will also discuss how the competitiveness of the organic sector can be strengthened.

Hamburg
-Meeting with the Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, at the town hall.
-Attendance at the end of a seminar on offshore wind energy attended by Dutch, German and Danish partners. The King and Queen will be briefed on the findings, receive presentations of models and practices by the three countries and the King will deliver a speech.


March 20
Hamburg
-Attendance at a meeting of Dutch and German businessmen to discuss the possibility of liquified natural gas (LNG) use in the maritime industry.
-Tour of the LNG Power Barge, which converts LNG to electricity.
-Visit to the Joop van den Ende Academy, which uses innovation in their stage equipment. The King and Queen will be given presentations on the latest developments to be used behind the scenes (ie. lighting and scenography). They will also visit dance and singing classes at the academy.
-Visit to an interactive workshop on intelligent urban mobility. Viewing of the "Project Hamburg in 2030" presentation which shows the city in the future through with the concept of most sustainable measures.
-Lunch at the Hamburg Town Hall with the Mayor of Hamburg.


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After ending their state visit to Denmark this morning, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima travelled to Lübeck where they started their working visit:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 ** Pic 9 ** Pic 10 **


** lz.de gallery ** abendzeitung-muenchen.de: Máxima und Willem-Alexander zu Besuch in Lübeck **


** anp gallery ** dpp gallery: King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Schleswig-Holstein **


** ppe gallery ** refdag.nl gallery: Koning Willem-Alexander als handelsreiziger in Duitsland (fotoserie) **


** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands Visit Germany **
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Immediately following the state visit to Denmark, his King Willem-Alexander and Máxima Queen traveled to Germany for a two-day working visit to the states of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg.

Royal couple visits Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg - I
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Maxima enjoying the eclipse:

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My favourite photo so far has been the King and Queen watching the solar eclipse!

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The above post by kapenot88 contains photos of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visiting Hamburg, Germany.
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On the second and final day of the visit of the German states was King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima in Hamburg. Between program components by also there was still time taken to watch the eclipse ..

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My favourite photo so far has been the King and Queen watching the solar eclipse!

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They're my favourites, too. I think they're brilliant, and it looks as if King WA and Queen Maxima enjoyed themselves.

It seems that King WA and Queen Maxima have been very busy lately. Only a day before the visit to Germany they were in Denmark; though I guess they didn't have far to go, since it would probably be easy to drive out of Denmark and into Germany.
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The blog says that the visit received quite some (media) attention. And as such it greatly helped the visibility of the economic mission. It seems that they visited the Joop van den Ende Academy that trains young people who do musicals and other light arts. Van den Ende and his wife Janine were escorting the king and queen in Hamburg:

http://nos.nl/artikel/2026189-duitse...-den-ende.html

The magazine Bunte has an article about the visit too. Apparently they came with 11 black limousines. Members of the court visited the hotel two or three times to inspect the place. They had breakfast in their own room(s). There was 'only' one stylist in the group.

http://www.bunte.de/niederlande/maxi...hs-118724.html

According to another article in the magazine, Máxima also speaks German (as does the king of course).
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The blog says that the visit received quite some (media) attention.

I've had the same impression, I've seen several reports on German television - which was really nice - and lots of German internet articles. Most tabloids will be out on Wednesday


Here are two more nice galleries:


** pm: C’est le printemps, Maxima jardine **


** pm: Maxima et Willem-Alexander parés pour l’éclipse **
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Interesting, apparently the King and Queen sayed in Grand Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg. In the Dutch weekly program Blauw Bloed was said that it was not known where the King and Queen slept on the first night of their visit to Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. They said that there are lots of relatives and friends living in the area, hinting that the King and Queen would have stayed there.

The late King's father, Prince Claus, grew up on Dötzingen Estate in Hitzacker an der Elbe, near Hamburg.

The house on Dötzingen Estate, garden view

At present the house is inhabited by Christoph Freiherr von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen and his spouse Jutta Freifrau von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen née De Chapeaurouge (a French/Swiss aristocrat family), cousin and cousine of the late Prince Claus. Their son Johann-Caspar Freiherr von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen was one of the brideschildren at the wedding of Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima. To Dötzingen Estate belong several farms, farm- and moorlands and forests.

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