Originally Posted by Kasumi
German prince's one man fight over plans to turn 900-year-old family land into national park - Telegraph
The government of the state of North-Rhine Westphalia wants to incorporate the hills and the trees into a new national park.
But Stephen, Prince of Lippe
, the landowner, is in no mood to co-operate.
On Saturday the prince spoke before a demonstration of 2,000 opponents of the park, in an address that reinforced his position at the forefront the opposition movement.
The Teutoburg Forest has been in his family almost since the founding of the Principality of Lippe in 1123, and for centuries they ruled it from the now ruined Falkenburg Castle, which still stands guard over the woods.
Trypical Socialist ploy of making it a class war rather than what it actually is, a land grab of private property by the govt. I fully support the Prince, not because he is royalty but because he is a landowner trying to protect what is rightfully his against a rather dubious proposition.