Tag Archives: Town

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 […]

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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 […]

1. May, Maypole Perlach

, Sheila the day before the erection of the Maypole Since medieval times the erection of a Maypole is common in germanitic coutries but also practised in Skandinavia (here also common in midsummer) or in german communities in America. Some foreign partner cities also received them as a present from their german partners. (Domont France) The […]

Red vs. Blue Razorbacks / Hogs

Today a historical football game took place, the first match of the Red against the Blue Razorback in the German Zweite Bundesliga (second league). A event Sheila could not miss. So we drove to Fürstenfeldbruck west of Munich and startet the sportive day with a big american burger and frensh fries and some cake of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rock, Wroclaw

Rock Duck, another cousin of Luck Duck Sheila attended a fabulous concert featuring “Rammstein“. The concert was great, the pyrotechnic display a thrill, the heat could be felt all over the stadion. The supply of beer at the drink stands however was a disaster, much too slow and the beer was sold out early. The […]

Halle , “Die Zone”

On our way to Wolfsburg in one of the new far distance busses we due to a traffic jam missed our Connection in Halle, Germany. So we were stranded in Halle in “Der Zone” (foul Name for former eastern Germany). Without any help of the Operator “Postbus” we had to buy another ticket to continue […]

Die Ente und das Tor

The Munich Re, the worldwide biggest reinsurance company also invests a lot of it’s money in real estate property and they always also spend money on art in the compounds. So they did too in a project in Unterhaching, Bavaria, Germany, a suburb of Munich. The Duck was set up 1997 and was created by […]

Murnau, Stork, Blue Riders

While eating in a well known Fast Food Chain in “Murnau” Sheila at first did  not trust her eyes when she saw a stork flying over the lovely town of Murnau at the “Staffelsee” at the norther border of the Bavarian Alps. I had to check the Interne immedately, and yes it is true, they […]

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 […]

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Drosselgasse

   To accomplish the perfect day on the Rhine River and to help Sheil with her quest for Black Fores Cake I had to get Sheila a black forest cake, a Asbach Uralt Brandy and a coffee at the Harbour of Rüdesheim, seat of the Asbach destillery.  The shop to the right in the famous Drosselgasse offered a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Elsinore

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.

Baux de Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France, in the province of Provence. It has a spectacular position in the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains to the south. Its names refers to its site — in Provençal, a baou is a […]

Principality of Seborga

The Principality of Seborga is a self-proclaimed micronation located in the northwestern Italian Province of Imperia in Liguria, near the French border, and in sight of Monaco. The principality is in coexistence with, and claims the territory of, the town of Seborga, which is an Italian municipality.

Hydra port

Hydra (Greek: Ύδρα) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea (Υδρέα, derived from the Greek word for “water”), which was a […]

Majdal Shams, Golan Heights

Majdal Shams (Arabic: مجدل شمس.‎; Hebrew: מַגְ’דַל שַׁמְס‎‎) is a Druze village in the northern part of the Golan Heights, in the southern foothills of Mt. Hermon. Since the June 1967 Six-Day War, the village has been controlled by Israel, first under martial law, but since 1981 under Israeli civil law, and incorporated into the […]

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