What kind of traveler are you? Do you enjoy discovering things that are not in the ordinary guidebooks? If yes, then this post is for you!
While working on the Luck Project, I’ve been searching for LUCK and our everyday superstitions wherever I go. After short research, I made a list of “lucky places” – specifically speaking – places, where people go to make wishes or touch sculptures for good luck. There are more of these places than you would think. Although I do not quite believe these legends myself, I enjoy discovering these places and watching the behaviour of the modern “luck pilgrims”, that do come to touch and wish.
Here I introduce my top 5 destinations.
#1 Barcelona (Spain)
The mailbox turtle
Where: Case de l’Ardiaca (map)
#2 Prague (Czech Republic)
St. John of Nepomuk
Where: Charles Bridge (click here)
#3 Florence (Italy)
Where: The new market square (Piazza del Mercato Nuovo) (map)
#4 Munich (Germany)
Where: Munich Residenz (here)
#5 Budapest (Hungary)
The sculpture of Andreas Hadik
Where: Buda Castle (map)
If you wish to find out more, click here for a comprehensive and regularly updated “travel guide”, that includes the legends and more information on what type of luck each sculpture grants.
Even if you are not superstitious at all, visit these places, it is fun just to watch, what we are – as human beings in the 21st century – able to do to for a little bit of luck. 😉
And if you touched, wished or took a good picture, please get in touch! I am always happy to hear about your experiences.