Friday, November 25, 2011

First pics of Princess Philomena zu Schaumburg-Lippe

Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Nadja Anna zu Schamuburg-Lippe recently presented their daughter Philomena who was borin  on 10. July. The presentation took recently place in the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Munich. 
The Princess will soon be christened at Bückeburg Castel on her full name: Philomena Sylvia Huberta Amelie Juliane Vera Marie-Anna. As the Couple decied at their Wedding that sons would be chrstened evalelic and daughters catholic she will be christened in a catholic Ceremony. The godpartents will be Princess Philomena of France, Duchess of Vendome, Princess and Duchess Sylvia of Arenberg, Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Princess Amelie zu Löwenstein, Countess Julia Ruiz-Berdejo y Sigurtà née Oetker, Countess Marina Wolff Metternich and Countess Veronique von der Schulenberg

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

† Prince Franz-Karl zu Salm-Salm

Prince Franz-Karl zu Salm-Salm passed away on Saturday 19. November 2011 at the age of 94 at Wallhausen. He was born in 1917 as son of prince Franz zu Salm-Salm and his wife Maria Anna, née Baroness of Dalberg. Until 1944 he leaded the administration of the Family Posessions in Moravia. After he reutned from the War and prison in Russia he took build up the Salm-Dalbergsche administration at Wallhausen as Winegardener and forester. He was also as member of the CDU for sveral Elctions periodes a member of the regional Parliament. 
In 1951 he married Baroness maria of Boeselager. The couple celebrated their diamond Wedding only a few weeks ago. Togetter the Couple had 8 children, 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Already in 2001 the Copuple got from the State Rhineland-Palatinate the big Silver Medal for their Social Work.

† Duchess Elisabeth of Hohenberg

Duchess Elisabeth of Hohenberg, Pée princess of Lxuemburg passed away on Tuesday 22. November2011 at the ageof 88. She was born on 22. December 1921 as the second childa nd oldest daughter of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxemburg and her husbamd Pricne Felix, née Prince of Bourbon of Parma. In 1955 she married Duke Franz Ferdinand of Hohenberg,a grandson of Archduke Franz Feerdinand of Austria and his morgantaic wife Countess Sophie Chotek who was createdDuchess of Hohenberg. The coupke was killed in 1914 at Sarajevo.
Duke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Elisabeth had 2 daughtersFürstin Anitaand Fürstin Sophie. After the death of her husband in 1977 the Duchess took her residence in her homecountry Luxemburg.
She will be buried at the Family Crypt at Artstetten Castle and later there will be also an memorial Service in the St. Michales Church in Luxemburg. 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Castle Church Stuttgart


The Castle Church in Stuttgart was build from 1558-1562 by Alberlin Tretsch and was the first protestant Church in Württemberg. It lies in one Wing of the Alte Schloß and the entrance is in the Couirt of Arcades of the Castle.  According to protestant unterstanding the Altar and the  puilbit should be seen from all places and where placed as equal objects of Art. They where designed by Sem Schlör. After the catholic  line had come to Power in Württemberg they room wasn't used as Church anymore. From 12810 it ws used first as Library and later as the Court Pharmacy. In 1865 the Church was renovated in the newgothic stlye according to plans of the Architect Alexander Tritchler. There was also a Vault errected which is below the Church. The Church was reopend on 26.11.1854. In this Vault are buried King Karl I. and Queen Olga, née Grrand Duchess of Russia, their adopted daughter Duchess Vera, née Grand Duchess of Russia and her husband Duke Wilhelm Eugen and their little son, Duke Karl Eugen. 
Today the Church is used as preaching place of the protesant Stiftschurch parish. She is often used for Weddings. 

The Altar

The sarcophags of Duke Wilhelm Eugen and Duchess Vera

The sarcophags of King Karl I. and Queen Olga