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Olympiapark Munich

As we did not get to see the “Olympiaturm” in the Olympiapark in Munich from below outside due to the thickest fog and smog Sheila ever encountered on New Years Eve, we decided to go there again on a sunny day and shoot some pictures in the park and of the tower. We enjoyed I nice […]

Walchenseekraftwerk Kesselbergstraße Kochelsee

Luck Duck Sheila visited the “Walchenseekraftwerk” (Walchensee electric power plant) which was planed and built by visionary “Oskar von Miller”. It started operation at the  24.01.1924 and was the biggest of it’s kind worldwide at that time.  17 people  where killed in the dangerous construction process. The power plant uses the 200 m differense in […]

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. […]

Germany Ammersee 2013

After so much spiritual experience in Altötting, Luck Duck Sheila decided to take advantage of the wonderful warm automn weather and to visit the Ammersee southwest of Munich. She started with a pedalo boat but due to her short flippers I had to do all the work. After that we shared a piece of cake and some coffee before we […]

Austria 2013

The Plansee is situated close to the German Border and there is a nice road connection from Germany/”Ammertal” to Austria. The pass over (“Ammersattel” 1118 m) through a wild mountain valley is very popular amongst bickers and runs by castel “Schloß Linderhof” on the German side. The start of the river “Ammer” is often said to be […]

Campione d’Italia

Campione d’Italia is an Italian comune (municipality) of the Province of Como in the Lombardy region, being an Italian exclave within the Swiss canton of Ticino, separated from the rest of Italy by Lake Lugano and mountains. The enclave is less than 1 km at the shortest point from the rest of Italy, but the […]

Zurich

Zurich (German: Zürich, German) is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. The municipality has approximately 390,000 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area nearly 2 million. Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. […]

Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee, lit. “Lake of the Four Forested Cantons”) is a lake in central Switzerland and the fourth largest in the country. The lake has a complicated shape, with bends and arms reaching from the city of Lucerne into the mountains. It has a total area of 114 km² (44 sq mi), an […]

Romanshorn

Romanshorn is a municipality in the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland.

Lake Constance

Lake Constance (German: Bodensee) is a lake on the Rhine at the northern foot of the Alps, and consists of three bodies of water: the Obersee (“upper lake”), the Untersee (“lower lake”), and a connecting stretch of the Rhine, called the Seerhein. The lake is situated in Germany, Switzerland and Austria near the Alps. Specifically, […]

Friedrichshafen

Friedrichshafen is a university city on the northern side of Lake Constance (the Bodensee) in Southern Germany, near the borders with Switzerland and Austria. It is the district capital (Kreisstadt) of the Bodensee district (Landkreis) in the federal state (Bundesland) of Baden-Württemberg. Friedrichshafen has a population of c. 58,000.

Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee, also Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias, is the largest freshwater lake in Israel, and it is approximately 53 km in circumference, about 21 km long, and 13 km wide. The lake has a total area of 166 km2 (64 sq mi), and a maximum depth of approximately 43 m […]

Filefjell

Filefjell is a mountainous area between Lærdal and Valdres in Norway. It is the historical, as well as modern, main route, linking West Norway and Østlandet. Filefjell is at the easter part of the ((Sogn og Fjordane)), borders to Valdres, Vang Kommune in the (( Oppland )). In North it borders the western part of […]

Hakkloa

Hakkloa is a lake in Nordmarka (the Oslo forests), about 6 hours walking from Frognerseteren or Sognsvann.

Lake Hart

“Lake Hart is a popular stop over for travellers going Adelaide to Darwin. Its a DRY lake,mostly Salt Flats and is surrounded by Bright Red Desert Sand Dunes” – quote from Youtube. When I visited Lake Hart with the ducks in December 2010, there was water in the lake with a salt crust edging. I […]

Lake Baikal

Andrik and Andrine swimming in Lake Baikal, the world’s second most voluminous lake, after the Caspian Sea. It is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world with an average depth of 744 m and contains a total of roughly 20 percent of the world’s surface fresh water.

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