Judge Rules Against Prussian Prince's Claim To Historic Castle

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A German judge has ruled that the rightful owner of a 13th century castle is the property of the town in which it is located, not a Prussian price, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reports. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia had claimed that Rheinfels Castle, the former estate of the German Hohenzollern noble family in the picturesque Loreley Valley, belongs to him. The castle is located in a UNESCO World Heritage area and draws tourists from all over the world, making it a valuable piece of property. The question of ownership was brought before the Koblenz Regional Court. The great-great-grandson of Wilhelm II —the last German Emperor and King of Prussia — attempted to reclaim the...

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