HORTENSE de BEAUHARNAIS

DAUGHTER OF AN EMPRESS
QUEEN OF HOLLAND
MOTHER OF AN EMPEROR

woensdag 21 oktober 2009

Arenenberg Castle

Hidden behind enormous trees, opposite the Isle of Reichenau, lies Arenenberg Castle, embedded in the beautiful surroundings of lake Constance.
Here, Hortense de Beauharnais, adoptive daughter and sister-in-law of napoleon I, found a place of refuge from 1817 on, in which her son Louis Napoléon, the future Emperor Napoleon III, grew up.
In 1906, his wife, Empress Eugénie donated Castle Arenenberg and its estate to the canton of Thurgovia.
The imperial court.
Far away from her home country, Hortense de Beauharnais knew how to revive the Parisian society at lake Constance. Maybe in somewhat smaller dimensions, but Arenenberg Castle was visited by the most important representatives of the world of music, literature, art and politics.
Today, the gates of the castle open to a step back in time to the beginning of the 19th century; the visitors can move around freely, sit down in the parlours, and leaf through the sketchbooks.

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