Zugspitze for nature lovers

Again some photos of last excursion. This time is on top of Germany but it’s not beautiful as I expect. However I have a big panorama when I’m on this summit, just a different experience.

On top of Germany!
Nature lovers, sun worshipers or hikers – at the top of Zugspitze and an altitude of just under 3,000 meters (10,000 feet), there’s something to suit everyone’s taste. Experience the matchless 360° panorama with 400 peaks in four different countries. Experience frosty contact with the eternal ice on a summertime glacial hike, sunbathe on Germany’s highest sun deck – spend an unforgettable day in the Zugspitze world of adventure.

Zugspitze is a mountain of superlatives:
A cliff almost 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) high accommodates Germany’s highest glacier in addition to a spectacular program for everyone who literally wishes to be on top of things:

Join us on an unforgettable glacier hike with the eternal ice under your toes.

Spend an unforgettable day sledding on real snow. Germany’s only glacier on Zugspitze makes it possible also in summertime.

Enjoy the total mountain experience on the Zugspitze Roundtrip – adventure, breathtaking views and alpine atmosphere.

Witness the eventful history of Zugspitze and visit the exciting exhibit, “Tourism, Technology & Nature – the Zugspitze”.

Truly “haute” cuisine – traditional hearty Bavarian dishes or German cuisine with an international flair: The SonnAlpin Glacier Restaurant, the Glaciergarden restaurant and Panorama-Lounge 2962 bid you inside.

High-altitude sun galore – relax on one of the numerous lounges, enjoy a high-alpine sunbath and take in the mountain panorama.

23 mountain panoramas explain the 360˚ views and four “Viscope” telescopes display the names of the mountain summits as you swivel them.

From zugspitze.de

Change domain name

Dear my readers,
Because the old domain name is a Vietnamese name and I think it’s very difficult for other users to remember it. The new one is English and however the word is still not in dictionary. Great thank to Mr Vinh Dang for this suggestion. According to him, he thought of domain name Facebook and wanted to make a “bigger” one. Therefore the word “desk” came to his mind. Of course, a desk is much bigger than a book. :). The new domain name satisfies me, just new word and meaningful.

I have just successfully moved databases and file from old one to this new one. If any link is broken, please let me know. New domain, fresh start again and I hope that I have more time for writing about many interesting topics about programming and it security.

Have a nice weekend and FC Bayern will win Chelsea tomorrow 19.05.2011. :).

Regards,

Administrator

Burghausen Castle

Spring is coming, time to make some excursions inland and long tours outland. This time is Burghausen castle, the longest castle of the world. It lies over the border between Germany and Austria.

The special significance of Burghausen Castle derives from its historical importance as a sovereign castle belonging to the Bavarian Wittelsbachs and its architectural standing as one of the most magnificent examples of late medieval fortifications. The massive stronghold was the most effective fortress in the country and embodied the power and representative ambitions of the Bavarian dukes.

From 1255 to 1503 the castle was the second residence of the Lower Bavarian dukes, whose seat was in Landshut. As a safe family residence it served many different functions during this period: it was a court for the duchesses and the home of their children, and it was the residential seat of the ducal heir and his wife and of widows from the ruling family. It was also in this well-fortified complex that the Rich Dukes of Bavaria-Landshut kept their gold and silver.

The best-known resident was the wife of Duke Georg der Reiche (Georg the Rich), the Polish princess Hedwig, whose marriage to the Bavarian duke is reenacted with a famous medieval pageant held every four years, the Landshut Wedding.

Burghausen Castle, which has a length of over 1,000 metres, is one of the longest castle complexes in the world. With its still almost intact ring walls, it runs high above the town of Burghausen along a narrow ridge between the Salzach River and an oxbow lake, the Wöhrsee.

The complex is divided into five large courtyards, which were originally all protected by moats, portcullises and drawbridges. With their fortified walls, gates and towers and the service and residential buildings for court officials and craftsmen, they set the scene for the massive main castle grouped around an inner courtyard which crowns its southern tip.

Botanischer Garten, Nymphenburg and Blutenburg castle

A small travel around some of popular sight seeing in Munich in a rare sunny day. Start from home to Blutenburg castle, Botanical Garden and Nymphenburg castle where I was 3 years ago.

Blutenburg castleastle
The Blutenburg castle is located in the west of Munich, in the district Obermenzing. The castle was first mentioned in 1432. Under Albrecht III. ,who used the castle as a hunting lodge, the fortress emerged with defensive walls, the gate tower and the farm buildings. With his son, Duke Sigismund, in 1497, he built important late gothic castle chapel. After a complete renovation, there is now the International Youth Library (IJB) in the castle. In April 1945, a death march of Dachau concentration camp inmates took place at the castle. Today there is a monument of the sculptor Hubertus von Pilgrim for remembering of the victims. The Blutenburg castle and Green Forest are the only medieval castles available in Munich.

Nymphenburg castle
The baroque palace in the west part of Munich was the summer residence of the Bavarian monarchs. Five generations of Wittelsbach rulers were involved in the construction of this stately ensemble, which houses several outstanding collections. With its lavishly decorated interior and the famous “Gallery of Beauties” commissioned by Ludwig I, the palace is one of Munich’s favorite attractions. Among the highlights are the former bedroom of King Ludwig II and the impressive banquet hall with fine ceiling frescoes by Johann Baptist Zimmermann.

Nymphenburg was originally Ferdinand Maria’s present to his wife Henriette Adelaide on the birth of his heir, in 1675. This was the beginning of a splendid baroque creation. The same heir, Maximilian Emanuel, commissioned the construction of symmetrical buildings, that were connected to the central section by galleries. From 1715 on, fired by their monarch’s enthusiasm, the craftsmen, hired for the most part from France or Flanders, worked wonders in the expansion of Nymphenburg and the building of Schleißheim Palace.

While you’re there, be sure not to miss the Marstallmuseum and the Porcelain Museum, the Museum Mensch und Natur and the Botanical Garden.

The landscaped park with its venerable trees, myriad waterways and secluded pavilions is an ideal place to go exploring.

Botanical Garden
Covering an area of 220,000 m² (almost 55 acres) the Munich Botanical Garden in the borough of Nymphenburg is one of the most important botanical gardens of the world and is visited by over 400,000 visitors every year. It is home of approximately 14,000 plants.

Take a botanical journey to the hot and humid regions, visit the evergreen mountain forests of the more temperate tropical regions, or explore the hot and arid deserts within the 4,500 m² (approx. 1.1 acres) of our Glasshouse Complex. The large arboretum and the order beds will give you an idea of the family relationships of plants and their ecological needs – whereas in the large Ornamental Courtyard you will find many ideas for your own garden. Or you may just want to go for a stroll: Walk straight across from the Botanical Garden to the Nymphenburg Palace Gardens and the Museum of Man and Nature (Museum Mensch und Natur) which is located in its grounds.

However, the Botanical Garden serves other purposes as well: Together with
the Alpine Garden on the Schachen
(1,860 m) it provides an invaluable basis for research. It is also a base for
training and further education for gardening and landscaping trainees, amongst
others, as well as students of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University. Last but not least it serves to
preserve rare European plant and bee species.

Whether you are interested in botany or just visiting to relax in a
tranquil and beautiful surrounding – we hope that your visit will be
enjoyable.

Source
http://www.muenchen.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/orte/130945.html
http://www.muenchen.de/int/en/sights/castles/nymphenburg-palace.html
http://www.botmuc.de/en/

Happy New Year 2012

New year is front of the door. Somewhere in the world has already started with first day in year 2012, 01-01-2012. Last year was a busy year for me and therefore I have not much time for writing blogs. However I always try to keep it update with interesting and qualified blogs as I can and I hope that these blogs can help you to solve your problem somehow. In next year maybe I will be more busier. Time for family, time for work, time for something new,… I can’t promise for writing many blogs but I’ll do my best to write more practical and helpful blogs. Wishing you health and happiness in the year to come and below are the video which I took from my appartment in Obersendling, Munich. There is no big fireworks show in Munich, the people buy the fireworks themselves and celebrate exactly at 0:00 on 01.01.2012 with their own show.

Best new year wishes

1. May each moment of this year be special, filling your heart with immense pleasure and may each day turn out just the way you want it to be. Have a splended new year.

2. Today 3 people ask me about you. I gave them your details and contact. They’ll be finding you soon. Their names are Happiness, Wealth and Love. Cheers – Happy New Year!

3. You know God arrange for you..
12 Months of Love,
52 Weeks non stop Fun,
365 days of Happiness.
So when you mixed them all..
You will found a very happy year! & I think it’s 2012. My Dear.


4. When you’re lonely, I wish you Love! When you’re down, I wish you Joy! When you’re troubled, I wish you Peace! When things seem empty, I wish you Hope! Have a Happy New Year!


Morning brings Hope, Afternoon brings Faith,Evening brings Love,Night brings Rest,Hope you will have all of them everyday.Happy New Year!

5. A life of Joy, a joyful Spirit, a spiritual Body, a body full of Health, a healthy Heart, a heart full of Love, a love with Soul, a soulful Happiness & a Happy New Year! All these are my prayers for you!

6. New Year begins, let us pray, that it will be a year with new Peace, new Happiness, and Abundance of new friends. God bless you through out the new year.

7. New Year is the time to unfold new horizons and realize new dreams, to rediscover the strength and faith within you, to rejoice in simple pleasures and gear up for a new challenges. Wishing you a truly fulfilling 2012

8. Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring happy bells, across the snow,
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Happy New Year…

9. On the onset of New Year
Sending you the warmest of wishes
Have a promising and fulfilling New Year
With lots of joy and happiness


10. Keep the smile,
Leave the tear,
Think of joy,
Forget the fear,
Hold the laugh,
Leave the pain,
Be joyous,
Coz it’s new year!
Happy New Year!

Excursion to Ammersee and Walchensee

On August I took a week for holidays after a long time working without pause. Because this holiday period was not planned before, I didn’t book any tour to travel to foreign countries. Therefore I and my wife decided to make a small tour in surrounding countryside of Munich. We would like to visit as many sight seeing as possible which are introduced in these tourist info pages http://www.muenchen.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten.html and http://www.muenchen.de/freizeit.html. We visited a lot of them but I would like to tell about Ammersee and Walchensee with some pictures of them.

Ammersee as the third largest lake in Bavaria attracts not only numerous tourists to the region but also is a local creation area at weekend for the young and the young at heart in Munich. It’s about 40km far from Munich and can be reached with the S-Bahn at Herrsching stop in 50 minutes. With help of Bavaria Seenschifffahrt, passengers can sail on the lake through resorts as Herrsching, Andechs, Inning, Dießen, Utting and Schondorf locating along the shore of Ammersee. In addition to a boat ride watersports enthusiasts are opened to further opportunities such as swimming, sailing, windsurfing, boat hire and fishing. Other highlight is Bavaria’s Holy Mountain, which became the Andechs Monastery, one of the three most famous pilgrimage destinations in Germany, a veritable magnet for tourists and locals.

In the midst of the Bavarian Alps, 75km north of Munich, the Walchensee is one of the largest alpine lakes in Germany.Because of its unique location in the surrounding mountain scenery attracts many surfers and sailors of Walchensee to the steady thermal winds. Even under water the lake has its own charm. The clear visibility of up to 40m is a paradise for divers which represent car, boat and plane wrecks, even a special charm. Walks around the Herzogstand are very often associated with a swim in Walchensee. Of course, the region offers even in winter recreational activities. Besides skiing and snowboarding, you can also explore the mountains with ski touring, winter hiking apart. The Bavarian traditions are celebrated in this region to make up what today’s unique charm and great popularity not only among tourists.

I hope you get some infos about these lakes. I think if you travel to Munich in summer, it’s worth to spend time to visit them. Below are some pictures which I took when I was there. It’s really beautiful.