Dynasties in North Rhine-Westphalia

German Dynasties: Haniel
German Dynasties: The Counts of Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff
German Dynasties: The Princes of Bentheim-Tecklenburg


The story of their success sounds like a fairy tale. Today the Haniels are among the most famous and wealthiest industrial families in Germany. After ...

The Counts of Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff

They bear a great name, and they live in a magnificent property. Their family produced Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands; they own land, forests and ...

The Princes of Bentheim-Tecklenburg

The Princes of Bentheim-Tecklenburg: they once ruled over their own principality in what today is North Rhine-Westphalia. Rheda castle in East ...