Prince Heinrich Presents Book About Schloss Cumberland

  November 8, 2017 at 12:01 am by

Today in Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany, Prince Heinrich of Hanover will present a new book: ‘Die Welfen am Traunsee’, written by historian Helmut Schiesser.

The book deals with the 130 year history of Schloss Cumberland in Gmunden am Traunsee, Austria. After the Austro-Prussian war in 1866 king George V of Hanover lost his crown and country and moved to Austria. Between 1882 and 1886 he built a new castle there: Schloss Cumberland. The castle was named for the King’s British title of Duke of Cumberland. It was built in a neo-gothic Tudor style.

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Duchess Viktoria Luise of Brunswick spent the first years of after the fall of the monarchy in 1918 in the castle. She called it the most beautiful time of her life. In the 1930s the castle was turned into a museum for the Welfen dynasty. The Nazi’s turned it into a school and a hospital.

The Hanover family still owns the extensive lands around the castle and they also still own the adjacent Hunting castle Hubertihaus.

Prince Heinrich of Hanover is owner of Matrix media, publisher of the new book and it can be ordered here:

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