Only lately, during my recent visits to Berlin, the other German ruling family, the Hohenzollern, came into focus. I walked through their city, Berlin, and visited their museums.
Some refer to the Hohenzollern as the Prussian dynasty, although initially, they originated from Württemberg.
|Unter den Linden, Fredrick, the phantom horseman, under a gray Berlin sky.|
|Anton von Werner: Inauguration of the Reichstag by Wilhelm II in the White Hall |
of the Berlin City Palace in June 1888 (©DHM)
|Heavy tourist boat traffic on the Spree River near the Berliner Dom.|
Have a glimpse of the bride and groom taking their seats for the ceremony not at the Dom but at Herz Jesu Kirche. Here we listened to a singer with the groom's brother playing the guitar.
|Let the little children come to me, and do not keep them away ...|
|At the Dom, the super wide-angle lens of my iPhone was useful.|
|Erntedankfest inside the Dom: Thanksgiving for the harvest the German way.|
|Sarcophagus of the Great Elector Frederick William.|
In the window, the electoral hat.
|Sarcophagus of Luise Henriette, first wife of the Great Elector. |
Black and white, the Prussian colors are shown in the window.
|Animated Queen Elisabeth Christine, wife of Frederick the Great and Frederick's bravest soldier. |
Her sarcophagus was destroyed in an air raid.
When I stepped out of the Dom, I admired the restored facade of the Berliner Stadtschloss, the future Humboldt Forum. I presented other views in a previous blog.