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Guided tour with Palace Director Dr. Margrit Schulze, SPSG

Foreign animals from tropical and subtropical regions were increasingly shipped to Europe by ships at the beginning of the 17th century.


The possession of monkeys and parrots was almost without exception a privilege of the nobility and the upper class. Foreign animals were popular gifts from prince to prince in Europe since the Middle Ages, were coveted status symbols and served primarily for courtly representation, but also had a certain entertainment value.

In 1738, King Frederick William I gave his daughter Luise Ulrike a small macaque monkey that he had brought back from a trip.

As part of the theme year Prince - Emperor - Colonies
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Price: €10.00

Reduced price: €8.00
Dates
June 2024
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