Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tegel Manor IRL
This is Humboldt Palace in Germany, a Renaissance manor. According to this source, it later housed a sanatorium, then a manufacturing facility, and a broadcasting station. In the park is a tomb, where Humboldt family members are buried.
Humboldt Palace is the Tegel district, and is also known as Tegel Palace... Tegel Manor in real life.
This is very old news: the following letter and response appeared in the Aug/Sep '79 issue of The Judges Guild Journal, #16:
"Dear Sirs, I have been playing your game Tegel Manor for about 9 months now, and I am a HAM radio operator. I was wondering if Tegel Manor does exist in real life? So, I happen to be looking at a map of Berlin, West Germany, and found the town of Tegel in North West Berlin. So I started to get as many West German radio stations hoping to get Berlin and I did several and asked if they knew of Tegel manor and they did. I wrote to him and got a picture of Tegel Manor by Tegeler See. I was wondering if you at Judges Guild knew there was a real Tegel Manor?"
And the response:
"We at the Guild were unaware of the 'The' Tegel Manor. Ours was set up based on the Bob Bledsaw's, illustrious founder and DM, own campaign, wherein he used a general manor-house architecture for Tegel. Thanks for the picture. Is truth stranger than fiction? I wonder if anybody has visited the manor lately."
There is an grainy pic in the Journal.
Here is Tegeler See (Lake Tegel):
Posted by landlord dombrowski at 2:30 PM