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List of foreign visits made by Queen Victoria

Below is a list of foreign visits made by Queen Victoria during her reign (which lasted from 1837 until 1901), giving the names of the places she stayed and any known reasons for her visit.

Despite being head of an empire on which the sun never sets, Queen Victoria never travelled outside of Europe, only travelling as far north as Golspie, southwesterly as San Sebastián, southeasterly as Florence and as far easterly as Berlin. The majority of her visits were made to the duchies and kingdoms of Germany (often via Belgium or the Netherlands) which was the home of many members of her family and the birthplace of her husband, Albert. She also made a few official visits to France and frequently holidayed there towards the end of her life and reign, as well as holidaying a few times in Italy and once in Switzerland. During their married life, the couple tended to make foreign trips in late summer, however from the 1870s (in her widowhood), Victoria travelled during the spring.

1840s [ edit ]

1843
Visiting Louis Philippe I
1845
Visiting Frederick William IV of Prussia at Aachen, Cologne and Bonn
Visiting Crown Prince William of Prussia
Visiting Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria
Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Visiting Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen
Visiting Karoline Amalie, Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Visiting Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
  • September 3 — September 4: Kurfust Hotel, Fulda, Grand Duchy of Hesse
  • September 4 — September 5: Hotel d'Angleterre, Free City of Frankfurt
Receiving Ludwig I of Bavaria
  • September 5 — September 6: Hotel, Deutz, Rhenish Prussia
  • September 6 — September 7: Antwerp, Belgium
Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
Visiting Louis Philippe I

1850s [ edit ]

1855
Visiting Napoleon III at Paris, Versailles and Saint-Germain
1858
Visiting George V of Hanover
Visiting Crown Prince William of Prussia
  • August 28 — August 30: Hotel de Bellevue, Cologne, Rhenish Prussia

1860s [ edit ]

1860
  • September 24 — September 25: Hotel d'Angleterre, Free City of Frankfurt
  • September 25 — October 10: Palace, Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
  • October 10 — October 11: Rheinische Hof Hotel, Mainz, Rhenish Hesse
  • October 11 — October 13: Palace, Koblenz, Rhenish Prussia
Visiting Crown Prince William of Prussia
Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
1862
Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
  • September 5 — October 3: Reinhardsbrunn, Friedrichroda, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
  • October 3 — October 17: Palace, Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Germany
Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
1863
Visiting Leopold I of Belgium
Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Also Schloss Ehrenburg, Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Meeting Franz Joseph I of Austria in the Hall of Giants
1865
Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1868
  • August 6: Paris, France
  • August 7 — September 9: Pension Wallis, Lucerne, Switzerland

1870s [ edit ]

1872
  • March 25 — April 6: Villa Delmar, Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany
Visiting Princess Feodora of Leiningen
1876
  • March 29 — April 10: Villa Hohenlohe, Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany
  • April 10 — April 20: Palace, Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Germany
Visiting Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1879
Receiving President Grévy

1880s [ edit ]

1880
  • March 27 — March 30: Villa Hohenlohe, Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany
  • March 30 — April 1: Schloss, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Confirmations of Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine and Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
  • April 1 — April 15: Villa Hohenlohe, Baden-Baden, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany
1882
  • March 16 — April 12: Chalet des Rosiers, Menton, France
1884
  • April 17 — May 6: Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Wedding of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
1885
  • April 1 — April 22: Maison Mottet, Hotel de l'Europe, Aix-les-Bains, France
  • April 22: Via Switzerland
  • April 23 — May 1: Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Confirmation of Prince Ernest Louis of Hesse
1887
  • April 1 — April 4: Villa Edelweiss, Cannes, France
  • April 6 — April 28: Maison Mottet, Hotel de l'Europe, Aix-les-Bains, France
1888
  • March 24 — April 22: Villa Palmieri, Fiesole, near Florence, Italy
  • April 23: Innsbruck railway station, Innsbruck, Austria
Stopover luncheon with Franz Joseph I of Austria
Visiting Frederick III, German Emperor
1889
Visiting Queen Regent Maria Christina
  • March 27 — April 27: Villa La Rochefoucauld, Biarritz, Basque Country, France

1890s [ edit ]

1890
  • March 26 — April 22: Maison Mottet, Aix-les-Bains, France
  • April 22: Stopovers at Geneva and Lucerne, Switzerland
  • April 23 — April 29: Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Visiting Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse
1891
  • March 25 — April 29: Grand Hotel, Grasse, France
1892
  • March 21 — April 25: Grand Hotel de Costebelle, Hyères, France
  • April 26 — May 2: Neues Palais, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Visiting orphaned grandchildren after the death of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse
1893
1894
  • March 16 — April 16: Villa Fabbricotti, Florence, Italy
  • April 17 — April 28: Schloss Ehrenburg, Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Germany
Wedding of Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1895
  • March 15 — April 23: Grand Hotel, Cimiez, near Nice, France
  • April 24 — April 29: Altes Palais, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Visiting Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
1896
  • March 11 — April 29: Grand Hotel, Cimiez, near Nice, France
1897
  • March 12 — April 28: Hotel Regina, Cimiez, near Nice, France
1898
  • March 12 — April 28: Hotel Regina, Cimiez, near Nice, France
1899
  • March 12 — May 2: Hotel Regina, Cimiez, near Nice, France

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