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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 […]

Samos, Samos, Greece

After landing in the big Harbour of Samos town on Samos Island coming in from Turkey, Kusadasi, Sheila discovered this Lion and got nervous as she thought it might be a Memorial for Wittelsbacher Kind of Greece Otto I. (Born in Salzburg 1815, king from 1832 – 1862, son of king Ludwig I. of Bavaria). After […]

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 […]

Schuhbeck’s Platzl

Sorcerer Alfons Schuhbeck who must be working 48′ hour shifts operates more and more businesses at the “Platzl” next door to the “Hofbräuhaus” and other places in Munich. You might see him in front of his cooking school unloading heavy packages out of his car while he is life on TV in one of his many […]

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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 […]

Dallmayr, Munich

  Sheila at the Purveyor to the Royal Household, Dallmayr   Alois Dallmayr KG, founded 1700 is the biggest shop for delicassies in all of Europe and as Sheila says the best. It has almost 3 million visitors every year and is a important coffee producer as well. Sheila is specially fond of all the great […]

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 […]

Dom zu Speyer, Cathedral Speyer

    Speyer is the site of the annuel Hasepieler Entenrennen, a place Sheila had to visit after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe suggested “Macht euch auf nach Speyer” (Götz von Berlichingen, in a hall in “Bamberg“). Besides that it is the site of one of Germanies most iconic churches and burial site of kings and […]

Kehlheim

Kehlheim is situated in lower Bavaria at the fork of the rivers Danube and the “Main Donau Kanal”, at the exit of the Danube Breakthrough. It came into the possession of the Wittelsbacher in the 11’th century. Bavarian Duke Otto I. gave it city rights. It was a favoured residenze of the Wittelsbacher until to […]

Luise-Kiesselbach-Tunnel

On July, 25’th Luck Duck Sheila joined the Grand Opening of the new important street tunnel in Munich below the Luise-Kiesselbach-Platz (place) in Munich,Germany. Before beeing cleared for car traffic, the public was invited to visit the tunnel. The tunnel was officially opened at about 11:30 by Munichs Mayor “Dieter Reiter” , Minister for internal […]

Münsterschwarzach Monastery

 Sheila on the place in front of the giant monastary complex, view to the other side. Luck Duck Sheila visited one of the most important Benedectinian Monasterys in “Schwarzach am Main”. The origin dates back to 780 when “Fastrada”, the third wife of “Karl the Great” founded it as nunnery. 877 it was taken over […]

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 […]

Vietnam

2015 Luck Duck Sheila had another chance to visit Vietnam. This time she could spent more time in Vietnam and enjoyed some top tourist sites. Such as the famous Ha Long Bay where she went on a boat trip. Sheila in Ho-Chi-Minh City formerly called and still known under the name Saigon. About 7 million live […]

Nürnberg Schöner Brunnen Hauptmarkt

Luck Duck Sheila had to visit another Luck Symbol in Nürnberg Germany. At the “Hauptmarkt” (main market) in “Nürnberg” (Nuremberg) there is a nice fountain (19 m high) called “Schöner Brunnen” (nice fountain). The original in gothic stile was finished 1396 and the rests are in a museum now. It was new built 1903. The fountain is […]

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 […]

Germany Altötting 2013

To get her feet back on the ground after the excitments of the Oktoberfest, Luck Duck Sheila decided, to go on a spiritual Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna in the Chapel of Mercy in Altötting Germany. Former (still living) Pope Benedict XVI said, this place is his spiritual home and he visited it even after […]

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Cluj Napoca

Couldn’t help myself. Stefan Cel Mare’s hand, at Cluj Napoca’s main square (in Romania), was the picture-perfect spot for my rubber duck.

Alta: Northern Lights Cathedral

The Northern Lights Cathedral in Alta (Norwegian: Nordlyskatedralen) is a the main parish church in Alta Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located in the central part of the town of Alta. The church is part of the Alta parish in the Alta deanery in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The church was built in […]

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 […]

Constance

Constance (German: Konstanz) is a university city with approximately 80,000 inhabitants located at the western end of Lake Constance in the south-west corner of Germany, bordering Switzerland. The city houses the University of Konstanz.

Tirana

Tirana is the capital and the largest city of Albania. Modern Tirana was founded as an Ottoman town in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini, a local ruler from Mullet, although the area has been continuously inhabited since antiquity. Tirana became Albania’s capital city in 1920 and has a population of 400,000, with metro area population of […]

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