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  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. […]


Castle Dachau dates back to medieval times and the Counts of Dachau and was enlarged under Wittelsbacher Duke Wilhelm IV. and son Duke Albrecht V. 1546-1577 and was the prefered summer Residenz of the Wittelsbacher during these days. View to the mountains and over the City of Munich (Allianz Arena, Olympiaturm)    We finished with a […]

Samos, Heraion, Greece

Pythagorion, Greece together with the Heraion in Samos is on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritages so of course Sheila had to visit that place too. The Heraion was dedicated to antique godess Hera but Settlements already started in the third millenium before christ. Next to the Heroin of Argos on the Peneloponnes Greece, […]


Sheila met her old friend Siegbert Squid. They occasionally meet each other under the sea to enjoy some Duck Weed together and talk about serious matters such as the global warming and the pollution of the ocean. Siegbert was surprised but happy to see Sheila again. Siegbert says all what they say about the global […]


The ski-jumping hill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (in Partenkirchen) is lying at the Gudiberg (Gudi-mountain, in Partenkirchen) and puts  up the New-Years ski jumping event every year as part of the “Vierschanzentournee” , the pinnacle of the ski jumping season in Europe. It was also the site of the Olympic Games 1936, however on a much older […]

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 […]

Brühl, Augustusburg

Splendid Castle of the Wittelsbacher Bishops and Kurfürsten (electors) of Cologne on the foundation of a former Castle which was blown up by the frensh 1689 in the Pfälzischen Erbfolgekrieg. Between 1583 and 1761 the Wittelsbacher were permanently nominated bishops of Kurköln. (and by that mighty electors)   Taking pictures in the Castle was prohibited […]

Memories of Heidelberg

 Sheila found this sign a bit strange, let me assure you that they use water toilets in Germany these days. And here is a big barrel, close to the entrance        but wait, here comes the real big sucker from 1751 (it had several smaller predecessors) which can hold up to 219.000 l of wine. Sheila […]

Fortress Ehrenbreitenstein

“Festung Ehrenbreitenstein” high up on a 1118 m high hill on the right bank of the river Rhine and high above the City of Konstanz on the other side of the river strategically perfectly situated was settled at least 4000 years b.c. as findings proof. So it is much older thand the Roman empire. The romans […]

Middle Rhine Valley

Sheila wanted to visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Middle Rhine Valley and the little Miss insisted to have the trip profoundly and as cheesely as possible documented. So here is her newest story. The area puts up the world wide highest density of castles. The chosen Nostalgic Route on the ship “Goethe” had […]

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. […]

Wittelsbacher Castles and Monuments

    Check out Sheilas Wittelsbacher Duck Map. A disputed document of Aventin (1477-1534) mentions castle “Schyren about 50 km north of Munich as a former rulers residenz of the rulers of that area (since 508). The Counts of Scheyern later moved away their residence from “Scheyern” to castle “Wittelsbach” and renamed themselves into “Wittelsbacher”. Other sources connect […]


Helsingør (often known in English-speaking countries by Shakespeare’s spelling Elsinore) is a city and the municipal seat of Helsingør Municipality on the northeast coast of the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. It is known internationally for its castle Kronborg, where William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is set.

La Grand-Place, Brussels

The Grand Place or Grote Markt (Dutch) is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city’s Town Hall, and the Breadhouse. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels, along with the Atomium and Manneken Pis. It measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 360 […]


Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

The Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland and the eighth tallest building in the European Union. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science, and looks like a true “Stalin cake”. Construction started in 1952 and lasted until […]

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