"Am I in a castle here?" you may ask yourself as you enter our Ritter House and your gaze wanders from the genuine crystal chandeliers to pieces of Louis Phillipe furniture to the historic oil paintings. In fact, many things are reminiscent of a castle and the people who lived here in the past. They were people of distinction.
A plaque on the outside facade looks back on the eventful history of our house:
Duncker House 1750 - 1857
Here in Duncker's house lived:
1765 the Danish Minister of the Navy Count Danneskiold-Samsoe - bearer of the Order of the Elephant
1773 Phillip II von Schaumburg-Lippe-Alverdissen with his sons Count Karl and Count Georg
1774 Heinrich Ernst Count of Stolberg-Wernigerode, Prince Friedrich Erdmann of Anhalt-Köthen-Pless 1797 the secret senior consistorial councilor Sack
1798 Georg Ludwig von Köller-Banner, Danish General of Infantry
1801 Count Luckner
Christoph Heinrich Duncker (1723 to 1813)
Court and personal physician
Johann Friedrich Leopold Duncker (1770 to 1842)
War councillor, first lecturing cabinet secretary.
Privy Chief Government Councillor in the cabinet of Frederick William III.
Poet of the song recited at the funeral service of Queen Luise on August 18, 1810.
Friend and advocate of Beethoven. Author of the drama "Eleonore Prohaska," to which Beethoven set four pieces as incidental music - WoO96.
Author of the Prussian national anthem (Borussialied), set to music by Spontini.
Carl Duncker (1808 - 1868)
Portrait and history painter, studied under Schadow at the Berlin Art Academy, Düsseldorf School of Painting, exhibition at the Royal Academy 1841/42
2000 Ludwig Güttler
2013 World premiere Eleonore Prochaska by world-famous baroque trumpeter Ludwig Güttler