Producer
Director
Sebastian Dehnhardt
Producer
16:9 HDTV
Genre
Documentary
Broadcaster
WDR
Length
1 x 45'
Editor
Year
2013
Adelsdynastien in NRW
Lippe und sein Fürstenhaus

The House of Lippe: ancestors of the family fought alongside Henry the Lion and negotiated with Napoleon. An entire region in the far north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia was named after them and the emblem of this noble dynasty - the Lippe Rose - now adorns the NRW state flag. The family looks back on a proud and eventful history.

In the episode "Lippe and its Princely House", Hereditary Prince Stephan zur Lippe guides Julia Melchior through the magnificent Detmold Residence Palace, which is still owned by the family today. In the process, they delve into the over 800-year family history of the former noble lords, counts, princes and federal princes zur Lippe. In addition to the tour of the residential palace, Prince Stephan takes Julia Melchior on an archaeological discovery tour in the Teutoburg Forest. The Falkenburg, the former ancestral seat of the family from the 12th century, has been excavated and partially reconstructed for several years with funding from the state. Sensational archaeological finds have come to light during the excavations.

Prince Stephan's parents, the head of the House of Lippe Prince Armin and his wife Princess Traute, still live in the family castle in the heart of Detmold. In conversation, Prince Armin, whose father was the reigning Prince zur Lippe until the end of the monarchy in 1918, recounts the eventful history of the dynasty.

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