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Landshut

  Thousands of curious onlookers and paying spectators are watching the “Landshuter Hochzeit” (Wedding of Landshut). It reminds of the spectacular wedding of Wittelbacher 1475 Duke George the Rich and Hedwig Jagiellonica,  daughter of polish king Kasimir IV. Andreas. The bride also had to take a detour via Nuremberg (Nürnberg) to make it to Landshut. […]

Paulaner Chimney Down

     Hundreds of curious onlookers watched the blowing up of the Paulaner Beer Brewer Chimney at the Münchner Nockherberg.  (know from the “Derblecken” (roast). Paulaner beer is sold in three of the big beer tents on the “Wiesn” (Oktoberfest; Paulaner Festhalle Winzerer Fähndl with the striking yellow tower with the giant Maß, “Armbrustschützen-Festhalle” and “Käfer Wiesn-Schänke”. […]

Viktualienmarkt, München

Memorial of comedian “Karl Valentin” (appears in this music video) The old, well known market place “Viktualienmarkt” of Munich, Bavaria (open since 1807) puts up many memorials of famous Bavarian celebreties. Like Karl Valentin (author of “Die alten Rittersleut“), Weiß Ferl (author of “Linie Acht“). We came here today on the day of “Blasmusik und […]

1. May, Maypole Perlach

, Sheila the day before the erection of the Maypole Since medieval times the erection of a Maypole is common in germanitic coutries but also practised in Skandinavia (here also common in midsummer) or in german communities in America. Some foreign partner cities also received them as a present from their german partners. (Domont France) The […]

Bürgerbräukeller

Short after the start of WW II Georg Elser, a carpenter who had also been working in the watch industry producing cases for the watches,  tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler  at the 8.11.1939 and several other heads of the N.S.D.A.P in the “Bürgerbräukeller” in Munich, a place where striking speeches of Nazi heads had been held. […]

oans zwoa gsuffa HB

Wittelsbacher   After having been here several times Sheila had to visit the worlds most iconic, most known Inn, the legendary “Hofbräuhaus“. A true Beer Palace. Sheila met this young couple (Mari  and Michi) and had a jolly good time with them. Schunkeling to the bavarian oompah band music, and enjoying a spoonfull of great bavarian […]

Singapore

Ulrich, after doing time in Stadelheim went checking out new opportunities in the Asian Duck Weed Business and therefore went on a business trip to Singapore after Sheila liked it here some years ago. He found this lovely christmas tree decoration in the botanical garden which made him feel a little bit at home. There is […]

Poacher Robber Killer Guillotine

as I got a history in my familiy of poaching (though 100 years ago) when my great great grandmother was caught with a smoking gun pot full of wild game and one of my great granduncles was a well known poacher Sheila thought we should follow the steps of another perpetrator who worked as a capenter, as poacher, […]

Welfare, Witch, World Trade

Augsburg was a big and important roman settlement. Augusta Vindelicorum was founded 15 bc under emperor Augustus and was the capital of of the Roman province “Raetia”.  There is not much to see though from that roman time, seems like Augsburg tries to hide the remains to avoid to have to fool around  to much when there […]

Oktoberfest Trachten- und Schützenzug Garb Parade

er Today was the day of the 2016 annual (since 1950) “Trachten- und Schützenzug” Garb Parade in Munich Germany which always takes place at the first sunday of the Munich “Oktoberfest“. Sheila attended the Oktoberfest before but she did not watch the about 9000 people in local garb or officials like the mayor of Munich […]

Knights, Rafts,Grünwald

Burg Grünwald even existed before 1000 ad and was mentioned in documents as possession of the Dukes of Andechs in the 12 century. 1272 it came into the possession of the Wittelsbacher. Duke Ludwig II, der Strenge (the rigorous) was able to buy it. It was used as a save heaven to escape the City of […]

Rock, Wroclaw

Rock Duck, another cousin of Luck Duck Sheila attended a fabulous concert featuring “Rammstein“. The concert was great, the pyrotechnic display a thrill, the heat could be felt all over the stadion. The supply of beer at the drink stands however was a disaster, much too slow and the beer was sold out early. The […]

Murnau, Stork, Blue Riders

While eating in a well known Fast Food Chain in “Murnau” Sheila at first did  not trust her eyes when she saw a stork flying over the lovely town of Murnau at the “Staffelsee” at the norther border of the Bavarian Alps. I had to check the Interne immedately, and yes it is true, they […]

Dom zu Aachen

Luck Duck Sheila visited another one of Germanies most iconic churches, the “Hoher Dom zu Aachen“. It is a world cultural heritage. It was built by emperor Karl the Great (Charlemagne), 795-803 on a site of former roman an merowingian buildings and was redecorated and worked over and changed many times. He is burried in […]

Petersberg Königswinter Bonn

Sheila on the Petersberg in front of the Restaurant an beer garden. In Background: Iconic Castle Drachenburg. Since another very important Person lately married on the Petersberg Königswinter at the Rhine, close to the former capital of West Germany Sheila had to go there too as well. TV star Daniela married Lucas Cordalis (son of […]

Not Obama’s beer, Krün

 Sheila and I shared a honest “Karg” White Beer. During the G7 summit smmer 2015 in Upper Bavaria President Obama (the current lame duck) was invited to visit Krün, her picture book Bavaria by Angela Merkel. After Obama and his staff landed on “Fanz Josef Strauß” airport Munich with the  Airforce One, they were flown to Hotel […]

Bangkok Airport Novotel

On her way back from a trip through Laos Sheila enjoyed a short stay in the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel. She enjoyed a Tiger beer at the pool bar while remembering another gorgious trip before going on a long flight back home. She did not have the time to visit fascinating Bangkok but at […]

Monastery Weltenburg, Danube Breakthrough

 

Andechs Holy Mountain

By a exhausting hike up through the “Kiental” (valley of the brook “Kien”) Sheila earned herselve a “Mass” (a liter) beer in the beergarden of the brewery “Andechs”. The monastary “Andechs” is a sub monastary of the monastary “St. Bonifazius” in Munich and with it’s brewery the most important source of income for St. Bonifazius in Munich. St. Bonifazius […]

Tegernsee Bayern Sengerschloss

  The “Sengerschloss” a splendid villa in “Jugendstil” 1840 went through poor and luxurius times. One owner was “Erzherzogin Maria” (archduchess) from Austria and Queen of Rumania who sold it 1928 to a live insurer.  The spanish queen had her summer residence here too and it put up nobles such as “Fürst Metternich” and russian Grand Dukes. […]

Munich Again Summer in the City

Following the lyrics of a popular ballade which shows a lot of affection for the city of Munich from the well known band “Spider Murphy Gang” (singer: Günther Sigl, founded 1977, singing in bavarian dialect, “Mia san a boarische Band” we are a bavarian band; still on tour). It takes the listener through striking places and atmospheres […]

Germany Oktoberfest 13/16Munich

       2016 Sheila also had the chance to sit on a horse pulled carriadge of the Paulander brewery which playes a significant role in the “White beer lie affair” 2015 in Krün where Obama was waterboarded by Angela Merkel. 2013: Today Luck Duck Sheila decided, she should take advantage of the good weather and to […]

Phnom Penh

As it ist one of Luck Duck Sheilas biggest pleasure, to collect countries, she went on a day boat trip on a speed boat to Phnum Peng/Cambodia starting from the vietnamese border. Border formalities in Cambodia and Vietnam where formal, but she could play with the roaster and chicken after leaving the boat for the immigration […]

Drinking Kwak in Bruges

Kwak is an amber, 8,4% abv Belgian beer, brewed by the family-owned Brewery Bosteels in Buggenhout, Belgium. It is named after an 18th century innkeeper and brewer, Pauwel Kwak. As with other Belgian beers, Kwak has a branded glass with its own distinctive shape. The Kwak glass has attracted attention because it is a round-bottomed, […]

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