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Royal Hanover: A journey on the kings trails

In 2014 Hanover will celebrate the Royal Heritage Route. This leads, as you may already know, along royal attractions throughout Germany. So it is natural that the former Kingdom of Hanover reflects on its royal heritage and celebrates some of its oldest tourist attractions!

The reason for the media attention is the 300th Coronation anniversary of the Elector Georg Ludwig of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, who inherited the British crown in 1714. From then on there was a personal union between the princes and kings of Hanover, Great Britain and Ireland, until 1837, when Queen Victoria ascended the throne. Because the throne was reserved for male heirs only, the reign was transferred to Victoria's uncle. As the two royal houses are still closely linked, it happened that the two British princesses Beatrice and Eugenie both attended the opening of the Herrenhausen Gardens.

Herrenhaeuser Gaerten - Sheraton Hannover Pelikan Hotel - 240x150 Discover Herrenhausen Gardens with Sheraton Hannover Pelikan Hotel. As an impressive example of Baroque garden art, they attract numerous visitors throughout the summer. These remarkable gardens display a harmonious ensemble of green spaces and hedges, accentuated by magnificent gilded sculptures and water fountains. It is a paradise for those seeking recreation and also holds many small highlights such as the Rose Garden and the maze. Also, don’t miss the mountain garden, George garden and the Welfengarten, which will enchant you with its heavenly beauty and an impressive variety.
If you still have enough energy to visit the rebuilt Herrenhausen castle, we recommend visiting the museum inside. It opened on 15 May 2013 and its first exhibition hosts around 500 exhibits on "Palaces and Gardens in Herrenhausen - From Baroque to Modernity". Schloss Herrenhausen - Sheraton Hannover Pelikan Hotel - 240x150
Schloss Marienburg - Sheraton Hannover Pelikan Hotel - 240x150 Another royal highlight is Marienburg Castle. The castle was built in neo-Gothic style and was a gift from King George V to his wife, Queen Marie of Hanover. After a classical tour of the castle, you can dine in the royal ambience of its restaurant. In addition, these historic walls also serve as an event location and venue for many cultural events.

You are in the mood to take a trip in the past? Our team is glad to assist you with further questions!