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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. […]

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, […]

Pamukkale, Turkey, Hierapolis

Pamukkale (Cotton Castle) respectivly Hierapolis is another UNESCO World Heritage Site with lots to see and do.   The cock is a local symbol and trademark and was a Symbol for antique god Hermes         Sheila in front of one of the old gates of Hierapolis. Sheila of course had to take a dip in Cleopatra’s Antique Pool, […]

Ephesos, Turkey

 In the big theater on the upper row. While beeing in Kusadasi Sheila of course had to return to antique City Ephesos, one of the top archiological sites world wide and destination for many of the Cursade Ship tourists going to Kusadasi. Sheila was here 26 years ago on a Interail trip and the antique […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cambodia Angkor Wat Luck Duck Sheila

Luck Duck Sheila returned to Cambodia for the second time 2015 to visit more of the important tourist highlights. Tourism is the second most important source of income in the constitutional monarchy Kingdom of Cambodia with about 15 Million inhabitants. Most popular destination is the famous and gigantic temple complex Angkor Wat. The capital and biggest […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prince’s Palace of Monaco

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. Built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress, during its long and often dramatic history it has been bombarded and besieged by many foreign powers. Since the end of the 13th century, it has been the stronghold and home of the Grimaldi […]

Royal Palace of Brussels

The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King of the Belgians in the centre of the nation’s capital Brussels. However it is not used as a royal residence, as the king and his family live in the Royal Castle of Laeken on the outskirts of Brussels. The website of the Belgian […]

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 […]

Potala Palace in Lhasa

Tenzin holding Andrine in front of the Potala Palace in the Tibetan capital Lhasa. The Potala was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India, after the Chinese in 1959. Today the Potala has been converted into a museum by the Chinese. A well deserved Lhasa Beer after […]

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