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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 […]

上海 Steamed Duck

Friends braught home this picture form Shanghai, China. They also saw a giant Duck in a pond, though I don’t know if it is the one mentionend in this CCTV news. The Duck did not last for long, it is a fluffy, tasty backery, kind of like a “Dampfnudel“. There are numerous videos on the […]


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. […]

Kaisheim Abbey

Kaisheim Abbey once ruled 136 square kilometers in Swabia, Germany and was like a independent state until to the secularisation 1802. It is situated about 40 km north of Augsburg. It was founded by count Henry II. of Lechsgemünd 1142. The church was dedicated by a Bishop from Augsburg 1183. After the seularisation 1803 under later […]

Landsberg am Lech

The picturesque mediaeval town of Landsberg am Lech ist situated 55 km west of Munich and 35 km south of Augsburg. Sheila in the “Hexenviertel” (witches quarter) and on the “Schlossberg”. (the castle was turned down about 1800). The name Hexenviertel steems from a red heired femal painter  who lived and painted in the romantic […]

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 […]

Stadelheim, penitentiary

Because Sheila ate too much of my candy from Benediktbeuren she had to be punished and put behind bars in the notorious penitentiary “Stadelheim“. No, of course not, the picture was taken in the neighbouring court of the police barrack-yard of the MCGraw barracks. (used by US military after WWII, named after a US hero, then […]

Mein Kampf Tierschstraße München

From 1920-1929 Adolf Hitler lived in the Thierschstraße 41 where he had rented a small bedroom before he moved to a luxurious apartment at the “Prinzregentenplatz” in Munich. Not far away in the Thierschstraße 11-15 was the “Franz Eher Nachf. Verlag” which fell into the hands of the “Nationalsozialistischen Arbeiterverein (NSDAV)” 1920. Main assignment was the […]

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