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.