¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 17th century during the reign of Landgravine Margaret Elizabeth occurred the “thirty years war”. Homburg was taken by storm by the Germans, then by the Swedes who burnt the castle, 1640- which was rebuilt by their hero Frederick 2nd in 1680. The last Landgrave died 24th March 1866, childless, in his 83rd year.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In the court yard is an ancient Tower 180 ft high, having walls ten feet thick. The castle has lately been refurnished for the temporary occupation of the Royal family and is unoccupied. At the entrance we found about a dozen young ladies and children, awaiting the return of the female attendant who was a long while searching for the right Key to the upper apartments. We had a very interresting [sic] ramble through the silent , suits [sic] of apartments stretching away off in the distance, of different sizes, colors and style of furniture. Each one an interresting study
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 One, having the walls, windows, and furniture all covered with scarlet satin, another with orange satin, another with stiff figured calico. Another (300 years old) having the walls and floors of the handsomest wood, inlaid with historical figures, polished, the large dining room having walls of beautifully polished imitation marble, hansome [sic] paintings in all of them. Everything so brightly varnished and polished as though they had never been used.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Arrived at the end we find another long range running at right angles, neat, but not elegant, until we reach another long suit [sic] of apartments at right angles to the last.