Pictures of Germany

This blog shows pictures from my trips through Germany.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pictures of Berlin - World Championship 2006

All of Berlin is captured by the fever of the World Championship 2006. So many new buildings and funny objects have been placed all around the city - especially in the center.
The Fernsehturn has been painted as a football. Although the game are in many German cities the spirit of the world champtionship can be seen and felt very intensively in Berlin.

Loads of tourists are i nthe city from nations all over the world. Luckily the weather is perfect right now. We had enjoyed the worst summer so far up to June 10th (and the coldest also). But right with the opening of the games the weather suddenly switched to "summer mode" to welcome all the guests. There are many Brazlians in town. You see Brazilian flags all over. (Pictures coming soon).

Now throughout the championship I'll be posting new pictures regularly - as I can stay in Berlin through most of the championship.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Castle of Dreams

This is one of the most famous castles in the world. It is called "Neuschwanstein" and it ranks among the most photographed motives in Germany. Countless pictures have been taken of this castle. It is the perfect motive for photographers in all seasons. Built by "crazy king" Ludwig of Bavaria it is located in a perfect scenery right at the mountains of Bavaria. This picture is taken from a bridge which spans across a small canyon close to the castle "Hohenschwangau" - which was the castle of Ludwig's parents. The best time to visit is summer. When you travel the romantic road from Wuerzburg to Fuessen Neuschwanstein will be the highlight at the end.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Typical German Houses

The picture that you see here is the type of typical houses that you see in old German towns. Usually only in the historic centers of smaller towns these types of houses still exist. They are called "Fachwerk". This picture was taken in Bonn - the old German capital. Usually these houses are very narrow, because the towns used to be protected by walls. So they had to be built very close to one another and with very narrow streets inbetween. Sometimes these houses are broader in the first and second floor than they are in the basement.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Berlin in December 2005

This picture was taken in December 2005 when there were some heavy snowfall in Berlin - which is a rare occurence.If you have more pictures of Germany - especially of locations in Germany not so well known - feel free to post them and link to them in your comments.

Pictures of a German Biergarten

Biergarten is something that is very famous in Germany. Basically it is an open air bar where people sit at wooden tables with 6-10 people and drink beer. Usually the large version called "Mas" which is a one liter glass.These pictures were taken in the largest Biergarten in the center of Berlin.

Needless to say that this is only for summer:-)

Pictures of Germany

Pictures of Germany is my personal collection of pictures that I have taken on my trips through Germany. I will try to keep the pictures sizes reasonable and maybe later put the HQ-Versions on a specific photo site. If you have traveled Germany recently and have nice pictures of Germany you would like to post feel free to do so. If you have comments on the places and pictures in Germany feel free to post them.