festivities fit for a king

  • Built by Henry the Lion between 1173 and 1195 as a three-aisled vaulted basilica. Henry the Lion chose this church as his tomb, and was buried here in 1195 next to his wife, Matilda. His son Otto IV, a German Kaiser and king, completed the construction of the cathedral.
    Cathedral of Saint Blasius © Stadt Braunschweig/Gisela Rothe
  • With its Residence Museum, Celle Castle (from 1292) is one of the most beautiful Hanoverian castles in Germany.
    Celle Castle (late summer) © www.celle-tourismus.de
  • Facilities at the Princely Equestrian Academy of Bückeburg: The riding master and grooms of the Princely Equestrian Academy present the Baroque equestrian centre at Bückeburg Castle
    Facilities at the Princely Equestrian Academy of Bückeburg © Fürstliche Hofreitschule/Gabrielle Boiselle
  • The Golden Gate probably dates from the seventeenth century It offers a clear a view of the gallery building built between 1694 and 1698 based on master builder Johan Peter Wachter's (from Electoral Palatinate) designs for Elector Ernst August and his wife Electress Sophie.
    Golden Gate © Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH/Hassan Mahramzadeh
  • Partial view of the inner courtyard of the Baroque palace in Osnabrück. Osnabrück Castle was built in 1667-1673 as a fourwing Baroque complex.
    Inner courtyard of the Baroque palace in Osnabrück © Tourismusverband Osnabrücker Land e.V.
  • Fürstenberg renaissance castle and porcellain manufactory upon the river Weser.
    Fürstenberg Courtyard © Porzellanmanufaktur FÜRSTENBERG, Fotograf Krukemeyer
  • King George V gave his wife Marienburg Castle for her 39th birthday in 1857 as a symbol of his abiding love.
    Marienburg Castle near Hanover © Schloss Marienburg, EAC GmbH (SMB)
  • Promenade Norderney. Norderney - the royal isalnd in the North Sea.
    Promenande Norderney © Staatsbad Norderney
  • With "Hanover's Rulers on the British Throne: 1714-1837", Lower Saxony's 2014 State Exhibition is dedicated to the time of the personal union.
    Hanover State Museum © Landesmuseum Hannover
  • Veste Coburg Fortress: the Franconian Crown
    Veste Coburg Fortress: the Franconian Crown © Stadt Coburg
  • Callenberg Castle: Ducal Art Collection & German Shooting Sport Museum
    Callenberg Castle: Ducal Art Collection & German Shooting Sport Museum © Stadt Coburg
  • Ehrenburg Palace: former residence of the dukes of Coburg
    Ehrenburg Palace: former residence of the dukes of Coburg © Stadt Coburg
  • Rosenau Castle: Where Prince Albert was born
    Rosenau Castle: Where Prince Albert was born © Stadt Coburg
  • Dresden. Pillnitz Palace
    Dresden. Pillnitz Palace © Dresden Marketing
  • North elevation of Sigmaringen Castle, standing majestic on the rock in the centre of Sigmaringen
    North elevation of Sigmaringen Castle © Schloss Sigmaringen
  • Island of Reichenau: Church in Mittelzell in the background and Hortulus herbal garden in the front
    Island of Reichenau: Church in Mittelzell & Hortulus herbal garden © Lake Constance Gardens

Extraordinary Destination Germany

The birth of Prince George of Cambridge was greeted with worldwide enthusiasm and has triggered an enormous interest for everything royal - and there is no better way to experience royal heritage first hand than travelling to its original roots. A variety of activities fit for a King and Queen will keep you happy for months to come and not only with a royal theme - whether you are a history buff, a garden fan, a festival goer, a food gourmet, a lover of the arts and culture or you simply want to enjoy the good things in life – Germany welcomes you.

Events & Highlights

The events calendar is packed with fascinating highlights and festivities to celebrate a truly royal year.


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