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Old 08-20-2019, 06:02 PM
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It is interesting that it was King Willem II of the Netherlands whom purchased both Fischbach and Berg from his personal fortune. After the death of King Willem III, the other Nassau branch (Nassau-Weilburg) took over the grand-ducal throne and bought both castles from Queen Emma, the Regentess of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (Emma's mother Helena zu Waldeck und Pyrmont was born a Princess of Nassau-Weilburg herself)
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Prior to using Notre Dame de Luxembourg the Counts of Luxembourg had several burial sites most notably l'Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Orval which was pillaged,ransacked and burnt by French forces in 1793 and l'abbaye de Münster which was also destroyed.
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Prior to using Notre Dame de Luxembourg the Counts of Luxembourg had several burial sites most notably l'Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Orval which was pillaged,ransacked and burnt by French forces in 1793 and l'abbaye de Münster which was also destroyed.
The two Nassau Grand-Dukes before Marie-Adelheid were interred in the mausoleum of the House Nassau-Weilburg in the Stadt- und Schlosskirche in Weilburg.

The cover stone reads:

HOC SUB ALTARE
RESSURRECTIONEM EXSPESTANT
NOBILISSIMI
POTENTISSIMI AC ILLUSTRISSIMI
DOMINI ATQE DOMINAE
EX ANTIQUA STIRPE NASSOVICA
COMITES AC PRINCIPES NASSOVIAE-WILINIBURGENSIS
DUCES NASSOVIAE
MAGNI-DUCES LUCEMBURGENSIS
R.I.P.

(Under this altar
are awaiting the resurrection
the Noble
Powerful and Illustrious
Lords and Ladies
from the ancient Nassau branch
Counts and Princes of Nassau-Weilburg
Dukes of Nassau
Grand-Dukes of Luxembourg
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Where do Grand Duke Henri's sisters and brothers live? Do any of them live in Luxembourg?
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Where do Grand Duke Henri's sisters and brothers live? Do any of them live in Luxembourg?
I believe only Guillaume lives in Luxembourg. Marie Astrid in Switzerland. Margareta in Belgium and Jean in Belgium as well.
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Old residences of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg:

Vianden Castle
Luxarazzi 101: Château de Vianden
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vianden_Castle

Betzdorf Castle
Luxarazzi 101: Château de Betzdorf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betzdorf_Castle

Walferdange Castle
Luxarazzi 101: Château de Walferdange
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walferdange_Castle
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King Willem I of the Netherlands, Grand-Duke of Luxembourg had so many properties in today's Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Nassau lands that he effectively ended the use of centuries old Nassau properties.

For an example, the oldest Nassau property in the Netherlands, the Castle of Breda, was just shoven away to be used as Royal Military Academy (which it still is today) and this was of course not the best use of this vulnerable and monumental building.

Vianden Castle, the oldest Nassau property was neglected and sold bit-by-bit. It eventually came back in the Nassau family, in ruinous state.

But of course King Willem I had a new Kingdom and he wanted to establish royal Courts in Brussels, Amsterdam and The Hague. It is understandable that residences "in the periphery" were overlooked.

Luckily Vianden Castle is back in awesome splendour.
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Former properties of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg:

Burg Nassau
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2014/0...rg-nassau.html

Schloss Weilburg
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2013/1...-weilburg.html

Castle Church and Ducal Crypt in Weilburg
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2015/0...and-ducal.html

Schloss Biebrich
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2014/0...-biebrich.html

Stadtschloss Wiesbaden
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2014/1...wiesbaden.html

Russian Orthodox Church of St Elizabeth in Wiesbaden
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2013/0...ox-church.html

Schloss Hohenburg
Luxarazzi 101: Schloss Hohenburg
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I thought they kept the Ducal crypt?
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Former properties of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg:

Burg Nassau
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2014/0...rg-nassau.html

Schloss Weilburg
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2013/1...-weilburg.html

Castle Church and Ducal Crypt in Weilburg
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2015/0...and-ducal.html

Schloss Biebrich
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2014/0...-biebrich.html

Stadtschloss Wiesbaden
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2014/1...wiesbaden.html

Russian Orthodox Church of St Elizabeth in Wiesbaden
http://lux-arazzi.blogspot.de/2013/0...ox-church.html

Schloss Hohenburg
Luxarazzi 101: Schloss Hohenburg
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I thought they kept the Ducal crypt?
This cathedral is no longer owned by the family. Currently, the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg and other family members are buried at Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg.
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This cathedral is no longer owned by the family. Currently, the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg and other family members are buried at Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg.
The article you linked to states that the crypt is still owned by the Grand Ducal family and considered a Luxembourgish exterritorial area
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The article you linked to states that the crypt is still owned by the Grand Ducal family and considered a Luxembourgish exterritorial area
According to what a person from Luxarazzi told me.
I'm not sure about legal ownership, but crypts remain Luxembourgish territory, so I believe there is a legal arrangement that preserves access only to the family.
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