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Old 12-05-2008, 07:00 PM
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Princess Monika of Hanover is selling some Faberge items from the Hanover family. Princess Monika is the stephmother of Prince Ernst-August. Bunte is wondering what is happening within the Hanover family:

BUNTE Royal: Was ist denn bei Hannovers los? - BUNTE
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:31 PM
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I came across a genealogy of the House of Hannover in roglo.eu, and it says that Prince Ernst August IV had an affair with Baroness Maria-Anna von Humboldt-Dachroeden and that they had a son together.
The Baroness has been the first wife of Ernst August's cousin, Prince Hubertus of Prussia; they got married in 1941 and divorced in 1943.
Does anyone have some information whether the story is true or not (as I've never heard anything similar before)?
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:18 AM
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Important items from Hanoverian Royal family to be sold in armour and militaria auction - ArtDaily
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:21 AM
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The House of Hannover is selling their Marienburg Castle to the State of Niedersachsen for the symbolic sum of 1 Euro.
The castle is apparently in such a bad state that the hill it's built on is on the verge of collapsing. In addition to the castle itself the state museum will buy art and furniture for 2 million Euro to be displayed at the castle.
https://www.castleholic.com/2018/11/...amily.html?m=1
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:03 AM
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It seems a rather sensible thing to do. These large castles and palaces can easily ruin the largest of capitals. There are not many of these houses that break-even (unless they are turned into a hotel/conference center), certainly not a mid 19th century neo-monstrosity like this one.

In Hannover the family still has the Fürstenhaus at their disposal, where the hereditary prince is living with his family.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:21 PM
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But they had such high hopes! Was it not the plan to transform the castle into a tourist magnet, with their royal crown and all?


That is bitter news for the House!
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:59 PM
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As expected, the sell of the castle "Marienburg" by Ernst August jr. von Hannover does not go on uncriticised: German tabloid "Bunte online" cites his uncle Heinrich Prinz von Hannover, who has the opinion "that the state made a very good deal. For him as a Guelph this is not a good day. The castle Marienburg is losing its historical identity."

https://www.bunte.de/royals/royals-w...inen-euro.html
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:15 AM
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https://www.hola.com/realeza/2018120...lo-marienburg/

Ernst August of Hannover sells the historic castle of Marienburg for one euro
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:22 AM
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Ernst August of Hannover sells the historic castle of Marienburg for one euro
For one euro !!!
Is this a joke ?
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:35 AM
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For one euro !!!
Is this a joke ?

No joke but wisdom. It seems the Schloss has exhausted the family's assets and this is shoving the hot potato from the one plate to the other. The City of Hannover knows that this "cheap" Schloss comes with a firm prize tag in upkeep and maintenance.
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But they had such high hopes! Was it not the plan to transform the castle into a tourist magnet, with their royal crown and all?


That is bitter news for the House!

With the best will of the world, Marienburg is not special enough to be a tourist magnet. It is a relatively new Schloss in a neo-style. Little history to it.
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Well, the "Disney-Castle" Neuschwanstein has no real history either - but it looks much more "castle-ish". The same is true for the castle of the Hohenzollerns.

Plus: The Marienburg is situated in a touristical no-mans-land. Why should any bus with folks from China or Japan go there?

I always had my doubts about the plans for the castle Marienburg - and now it is gone...
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Well, the "Disney-Castle" Neuschwanstein has no real history either - but it looks much more "castle-ish". The same is true for the castle of the Hohenzollerns.

The present Hohenzollern Castle may be not to old but there have been 2 Castles there earlier on and it is stil the ancestral seat of the Hohenzollern Family.
As for Marienburg Castle is is not far away from Hannover so it should not be too impossible to get some Tourists there. But is very difficult to reach with public Transport. Bückeburg Castle is in the same area and there seems to be not a lack of Visitors there.
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No joke but wisdom. It seems the Schloss has exhausted the family's assets and this is shoving the hot potato from the one plate to the other. The City of Hannover knows that this "cheap" Schloss comes with a firm prize tag in upkeep and maintenance.
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May be you are right.


It is just such a sad thing to lose a castle! And it might be forever! The Guelphs have already lost so much "real estate" and there is not so much left in the area... OK, the "Fürstenhaus", but it is not a castle. I mean, they are not just a family of peasants with a lot of fields and forest.
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May be you are right.


It is just such a sad thing to lose a castle! And it might be forever! The Guelphs have already lost so much "real estate" and there is not so much left in the area... OK, the "Fürstenhaus", but it is not a castle. I mean, they are not just a family of peasants with a lot of fields and forest.

Yes it said that he Castle is gone for the Family. Pperhaps they should have sold it earlier anhd keept other Estates in the Are like the Landgut Calenberg where the father of Prince Ernst Augst sr. lived until his death in 1987.

But the have still much real estate in Austria in the Traunsee Arera.
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I personally love Marienburg, always have. It looks like a childhood vision of a Royal castle.

This news makes me feel sad....another set back for the House of Hanover.
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Old 12-27-2018, 02:10 PM
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The Saga continues!

The sell of the castle "Marienburg" is still not done and under heavy resistance:

Ernst August of Hanover (the father) wants the castle back. He claims, his son Ernst August is "unthankful" and wants the castle back. He had given it to the son as a gift befor.
https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/pano...rkauf-31727766

But there is also unrest on another front - the political party "Grüne" (an eco-progressive party) wants the the castle not bought by the state. Because the costs were too high and the contract was made - in their opinion - too clandestine. They claim, the politicians of all spectrums were not involved enough in the deal.
https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/niede...enburg392.html
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