Lower Saxony


Royal Heritage Route

Royal Heritage Route

Following the royal footsteps

The connections between Great Britain and the Royal Houses of Lower Saxony go back many years – almost 300 years in fact. The first Hanoverian King of England was only 52nd in line to the throne, but thanks to the Act of Settlement, George was the nearest Protestant eligible to take the crown. 2014 sees the 300th anniversary of the Georgian Accession to the thrones of Great Britain and Ireland and provides a perfect opportunity to take a tour of Lower Saxony’s Royal Heritage with British links, a heritage dating from 1714 to the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.

For 123 years, the Electorate of Hanover and the Kingdom of Great Britain were linked by one Royal Family and the effects of this union can still be seen today. Even nowadays, it’s not difficult to imagine King George I walking along the romantic paths of Herrenhäuser Gärten or to picture Queen Victoria’s carriage making its way to Schloss Marienburg. Kings and princes, queens and princesses, they all left their unique mark in Germany. You can now follow in their footsteps and open the doors to a world full of pomp and splendour, royal testimonies and noble relicts of the past.

Read more about the Royal Heritage at this website.



The King of Hanover on the British throne
Cathedral of Saint Blasius


The city of the lion
Celle Castle (late summer)


Royal love dramas in the region
Iburg Castle by night

Osnabrück & Iburg Castle

Experiences of the city and the castle
Promenade Norderney


The royal island in the North Sea
Marienburg Castle

Marienburg Castle

The fairytale castle near Hannover
Welcome at Princely School of Riding Art in Bueckeburg

Bückeburg Castle

British extravagance at Bückeburg Castle
Hämelschenburg Palace, constructed 1588-1613

Seven Castles

Time travel in the Weserbergland