FLAGSTACK Virtual World Trip - Stop Germany - 2 of 10
Welcome to the virtual world trip on the first stop: Germany. The local Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers - thwe16, CacheKidsCB and asp_fan_cb to be exact - present you the second of the 10 highlights of sights… Have you ever been there?
From Neuschwanstein Castle, the tour continues to Mainau Island in Lake Constance. This island is the third largest island in Lake Constance with an area of about 45 hectares.
The island belongs to the Litzelstetten district of the city of Constance and has been owned since 1974 by the non-profit "Lennart Bernadotte Foundation" founded by Count Lennart Bernadotte.
Due to the favorable climate of Lake Constance, palms and other Mediterranean plants grow on the drop-shaped island. Because of its rich subtropical, partly tropical vegetation, Mainau is also called the "flower island in Lake Constance".
In addition to the historic buildings, the heart of the "Island of Flowers" is the park-like arboretum of Mainau Island, which was established by Grand Duke Friedrich I from 1856 onwards, with its 500 different species of deciduous and coniferous trees, some of which are rare and valuable. Among them is one of the oldest primeval sequoia (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in Germany. The tree, which originates from China, was planted out in the riverside garden in 1952 as a small tree 70 centimeters tall.
In the butterfly house on the island, which is open year-round and is the second largest of its kind in Germany at about 1,000 square meters, visitors can walk between 25 °C and 30 °C heat and 80 to 90 percent humidity through a tropical-looking environment with waterfalls and exotic plants. Depending on the season, 700 to 1000 colorful butterflies of up to 80 different species, mainly of South American origin, fly freely among the visitors.
Concerts and exhibitions are regularly held on the island. Every year, about 100 couples get married here. Not only the baroque castle church of St. Mary on the island is a place for church weddings, the municipal registry office also regularly organizes outside appointments for civil weddings.
Flower fragrance filled greetings from
your team FLAGSTACK
PS: Have you scanned the Friend Flag Code yet??? (Code Valid until 15.01.2021 - 10:00)
FLAGSTACK Virtual World Trip - Stop Germany - 1 of 10
Welcome to the virtual world trip on the first stop: Germany. The local Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers - thwe16, CacheKidsCB and asp_fan_cb to be exact - present you the first of the 10 highlights of sights... Let's see which ones you might not know yet!
We start in the south of Germany, near Fuessen in the Bavarian Allgaeu. Here it stands, the dream of King Ludwig II turned to stone: Neuschwanstein Castle!
This building was built from September 1869 for the Bavarian King Ludwig ll as an idealized image of a knight's castle from medieval times. It was equipped with the (then) most modern technical achievements.
The first building to be completed was the gatehouse in 1873, where the fairy-tale king lived for many years. The topping-out ceremony did not take place until 1880, and the first rooms were ready for occupancy in 1884. This castle was his last residence before he was taken to Berg Castle on Lake Starnberg, where he died mysteriously shortly afterwards. When the king died in 1886, Neuschwanstein had not yet been completed.
Today, Neuschwanstein Castle is a magnet for visitors from all over the world. From the Marien Bridge (built for King Ludwig's wife Marie to better reach the mountains) you have not only a unique view of the fairy-tale castle but also of the imposing Poellat Gorge. Neuschwanstein is the most famous of Ludwig II's castles and one of the most famous sights in Germany. It is visited by about 1.5 million tourists every year.
The complex was the model for several buildings around the world, most notably the Sleeping Beauty Castle at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris was also modeled on the Bavarian "fairy tale castle" and follows the international classification that associates the sight of Neuschwanstein with Disney's Cinderella or with Aschenputtel. The same can be said of the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Fairy tale greetings - thought from Neuschwanstein Castle in Allgaeu, Germany
Your team FLAGSTACK
PS: Have you scanned the Friend Flag Code yet??? (Code Valid until 14.01.2021 - 10:00)
The Official FLAGSTACK Volunteers go on a virtual world trip and will take you with them! Let your imagination run wild and come with us on this virtual journey :-)
In January, you can expect a total of two tasks for the virtual "World Trip - Stop Germany". Read them carefully and then, above all, have fun completing them...
Start of the virtual world trip is the home country of the FHQ and the volunteers thwe16, CacheKidsCB and asp_fan_cb, in other words in Germany.
The volunteers have chosen 10 highlights to share with you in the coming days. You will receive emails about these 10 selected sights in Germany until the end of the month. In every email there is a Friend Flag hidden, which you have to capture within 48 hours after sending this email, to get the badge "World Trip - Station Germany" at the end!
You think it's tricky? Yes, admittedly it is, but anyone can do it easily. It requires your absolute attention over the next few days - so don't miss any of the mails!
If you have collected all the stops-badges of this world trip over time, you will also get a world trip badge!
What else generally belongs to the culture of a country? You are right - the food!
We have chosen a traditional dish for you, which is known all over Germany - maybe even all over the world: the Hamburg Pannfisch!
You will get the complete recipe for the Hamburger Pannfisch (at the end of this email) with the invitation to cook this by yourself. Yes, in real life, not virtually ;-)
For cooking you need all the ingredients, of course. Some of them are in the kitchen, but you still need 8 ingredients. Where can you get them? You can find them on the FLAGSTACK map for the duration of the "World Trip - Station Germany"!
Look on the map for potatoes, onions, fish, flour, oil, salt, butter and milk! Once you have collected all the 210 missing ingredients, you will get a delicious badge for it. Wait and see, maybe you can even smell the aroma of Hamburg Pannfisch?!
If you have collected all the recipe badges of this world trip over time, you will also get a world trip delicacy badge!
And when you have achieved this and the above mentioned world trip badge, then as a bonus there is a complete diligence sticker ;-)
Is your mouth watering just reading this? When we're done writing, we have to go straight to the kitchen and raid the fridge ;-)
Start of the two campaigns for the virtual World Trip - Stop Germany is on 11.01.2021 in the course of the day. Step by step you will receive the mails with the sights and the Friend Flags.
At the same time, you can start picking up the ingredients on the map.
End of the campaign for the virtual "World Trip - Stop Germany" is 31.01.2021, 23:59, time zone FHQ/Europe/Berlin.
Are you still missing ingredients in your area? We recommend you to enter the virtual FLAGSTACK supermarket! Here you will get everything!
or also here
Have fun cooking, eating and snacking on these tasks ;-)
Your Team FLAGSTACK
PS: For the Recipe Badge you can collect the following types of flags: Happy Holiday Flags, Green Flags, Oracle Flags, White Flags, Jumper Flags and Jumper Flag +, Eternal Flags, Treasure Flags, Friend Flags and Friend Flag +.
PPS: This is the recipe for the Hamburger Pannfisch:
- 800 g cooked, cooled unpeeled boiled potatoes
- 1 onion
- 100 g bacon cubes
- 4 tablespoons oil
- salt, pepper, sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 level tablespoons flour
- 200 ml cold milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable broth (instant)
- 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
- 8 pieces of pollock fillet (approx. 600 g; approx. 3 cm thick)
1) Cut potatoes into slices. Peel onion, dice finely. Fry bacon in a large frying pan by itself until crispy. Sauté onion briefly. Remove bacon mixture from pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil in it. Fry potatoes in it for about 12 minutes. Finally, add bacon mix again and fry briefly. Season with salt and pepper.
2) Meanwhile, for the mustard sauce, heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour. Stir in with a whisk and sauté until the butter is light in color. Add milk, then 200 ml cold water while stirring. Bring to a boil while stirring. Stir in broth and simmer for about 3 minutes. Stir in mustard. Season to taste with salt, pepper and sugar. Keep warm.
3) For the fish, rinse fillet pieces under cold running water and pat dry well. Season with salt and pepper. Put the rest of the flour on a plate, turn the fish in it and lightly tap off excess flour.
4) Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a second large frying pan. Place the pieces of fish with some distance between them and fry for about 3 minutes on each side, turning only when the fish easily comes away from the bottom of the pan.
The fish is cooked when it can be easily divided and no longer looks translucent but shiny white. Serve with the fried potatoes and the sauce.
Enjoy your meal!
Don’t you actually want to read / see / hear it anymore? For almost a year now, we have all been feeling the global effects of a pandemic daily.
During this time, we have learned that we can always consciously rethink how to deal with negative things in a positive way.
We give up many nice habits like traveling and meeting friends. And at the same time, we are also developing more and more ideas about how to live our lives at home with digital support, making it go on and on...
FLAGSTACK can help you spend some time in your home zone being outdoors or staying in touch with like-minded people.
The big question is: How can YOU play FLAGSTACK at YOUR HOME without endangering YOURSELF or OTHERS unnecessarily and still respect the regionally different Corona regulations? How can YOU stay in contact with people worldwide who share the same hobby like YOU with FLAGSTACK?
Sometimes the answers are so simple, so obvious. And that's exactly why we've prepared a great campaign for you:
The Corona Survival Kit 01.21
Included is the following fun - ahem - content:
3x Jumper Flag + (worth 6.99€ each)
3x Second Chance Options (worth 2.99€ each)
3x Friend Flag + (worth 4.99€ each)
2x Happy Holiday Options (worth 2.99€ each)
As a big extra: you get a personal 50% discount voucher for the webshop
And as a very big thank you, there is also a badge attached to this Corona Survival Kit 01.21!
This offer has a total value of over 50€ - and you get this fun for 25€!
As you can see, with the CSK 01.21 you get an "all-round worry-free at home" FLAGSTACK package for a lot of good mood and little money!
Where can you get the CSK 01.21? With just one click here on this link to the fan store.
And how do you stay in contact with the FLAGSTACK community? Just post your three new Friend Flag + from the CSK 01.21 in one of the numerous "relevant" web channels, such as the Friend Flag Facebook group or the following website...
Or chat with people at FLAGSTACK via app or web and share "likes" for the creative pictures with Friend Flags. Stay in touch and get some points on the side :-)
FLAGSTACK is a virtual game with a currently virtual community, but all this as real fun for days at home!
With the Corona Survival Kit 01.21 let's look forward to the time when we can meet again at events, master Night Trails or Jump & Run Hotspots together and discover new regions with LABs and COBS or POIs... Until then, we just play with the Corona-compliant game items :-)
Stay safe and hopeful!
Your team FLAGSTACK
Happy New Year, FLAGHUNTER!
2020 was an incident-packed, challenging year.... For 2021, the FHQ (FLAGSTACK Head Quarter) has some big plans and we are very excited to start this journey with you!
Today you get a little taste of the first activities of the year 2021.
After more than five years, a few proven flags have had their day and will be retiered. At the same time, they will be replaced by fresh flag variants. Which are the flags in question?
The Jumper Flag PLUS will replace the Jumper Flag in the Flagshop. The same applies to the Friend Flag PLUS and the Friend Flag. Likewise, the Premium Flag PLUS will replace the Premium Flag in the Premium Membership package.
Don't worry: already deployed flags or the old flag types in your inventory will remain unchanged. https://www.flagstack.net/shop
Next weekend the first competition 2021 will start at FLAGSTACK! Be curious - you can master the challenge and over time you will get to know a bit of culture around the globe... Sounds interesting? So stay tuned and look forward to the next message...!
After Christmas we released a new app update for iOS and Android - if you haven't installed V18.104.22.168 yet, we recommend to do so soon :-)
Enjoy the first Sunday of the year and stay safe!
Your Team FLAGSTACK
This year there were some new challenges for all of us. But together we faced them and were able to master them.
Therefore, we would like to thank you for your support during this year! We are grateful for everything we were able to accomplish together and especially that you are a part of FLAGSTACK.
Enjoy being with your closest loved ones, even if it is different than usual.
Team FLAGSTACK wishes you a Merry Christmas and a great and especially healthy start into the New Year 2021.
Surprise for the 4th Advent on 20.12.2020! In the FLAGSTACK Advent Calendars there are 2 more new items for you today:
In the Advent Calendar there is the Premium Flag PLUS and in the Advent Calendar PLUS there is the Jumper Flag PLUS!
Both will be available in the FLAGSTACK webshop next year.
Would you like to have them right now? Then treat yourself to the FLAGSTACK Advent Calendar - or just get one as a gift...
Details about the new flags:
Premium Flag PLUS
Jumper Flag PLUS
The year 2020 is slowly coming to an end, a year that was marked by bad news. We don't even want to repeat or summarize this here - it's all stupid enough.
The only remaining glimmer of hope? Soon it will be Christmas and hopefully a few peaceful and relaxing days are waiting for us. And we from Team FLAGSTACK have also thought of something good for you!
If you treated yourself to a FLAGSTACK Advent Calendar this year or received one as a gift, you can take a little more time collecting the doors. Due to the pandemic and the possible regional restrictions resulting from it, we prolong the opportunity to collect the doors until 31.01.2021 at 23:59 (time zone FHQ/Europe/Berlin)!
You can forget about worrying or stressing about the doors! Spend a wonderful holiday season and enjoy the Advent Calendar doors a little longer!
Don't have a FLAGSTACK Advent Calendar yet? Is it even more interesting for you now that you can collect the doors until the end of January?
Just visit the Flagshop and get your FLAGSTACK Advent Calendar - click here: https://www.flagstack.net/shop
Speaking for the whole team, we wish you all the best during this special time.
Care for your health! Keep the flag flying high!
Your Team FLAGSTACK
Surprise for Saint Nicholas Day 06.12.! In the FLAGSTACK Advent Calendars there are 2 new features for you today:
In the Advent Calendar there is the Personal Happy Hour PLUS and in the Advent Calendar PLUS there is the Friend Flag PLUS!
Both will first be available in the FLAGSTACK webshop next year.
Would you like to have them now? Well, get the FLAGSTACK Advent Calendars - or just get one as a present...
Details about the new flag / option
Friend Flag PLUS
Capture Points: 5
Capture On Points: 10
Personal Happy Hour PLUS
30 minutes of 4x points for new deploys and captures
The Team Battle update has just been installed. All teams are set to "Random faction selection" - the team leaders can now log in on the website and enter their wish for a faction.
At the end of a change phase (04.12.2020 at 23:59:59 FHQ time) the system will automatically determine the final faction affiliation.
Image: (1) = Desired fraction = by chance (2) = Change desire
Image: (1) = Number of teams who want to join this fraction (2) Number of teams without special request