Dienstag, 14. Mai 2024

Museum of the Foreign Legion at Schillingsfürst Castle

 I have a great job, often being on the road. When I have the time, I check which museums are in the area and make a visit.

Did you know that the sources of the French Foreign legion are in Franconia? Maybe you know the Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst always fought for the French king, first in the French revolution and in 1816 he founded the new French foreign regiment of Hohenlohe, which was the forerunner of the FFL.

At the castle of Schillingsfürst is a little museum, showing uniforms and equipment ot the FFL.

When I visited it, only two rooms where open because of some works. 

Nobody was there, so I wasn't able to ask if their would be more to see. All the uniforms I have seen are from the period of 1946 onwards. 

There is also a historical museum. Beside this, the castle was the headquarter of the Legion Mirabeau in the time of the French revolution. 

So if you are in the area, I would suggest you make a little visit. Their restaurant also had some Franconian specialities:-)

And as this is a blog about figures - I also saw these two little dioramas. 

as there was just one each of this poses in the Esci set, I am wondering what they did with the rest of the figures.

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