Germany Photos - Travel & Fine Art

Berlin Supermoon 2016 with a view from Alexander Platz, Germany.

Supermoon 2016 | Berlin, Germany

This is no ordinary moonbeam in Berlin – it’s a supermoon! This astrological event is very rare in Europe; it’s been 60 years since the moon has been seen so big. This was a terrific opportunity to grab my camera, climb to the Berlin Cathedral balcony and capture this moment.

Berlin Rotes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) during the night, Germany.

Rotes Rathaus | Berlin, Germany

Rotes Rathaus was built in Berlin in the second part of the 19th century, in the style of High Renaissance. I found it particularly interesting that this town hall was inspired by two buildings. First, the architect was inspired by The Old Town Hall of Torn (Toruń in Poland). Second, the towers of the Rotes Rathaus are built in a similar style, as the cathedral towers of Notre-Dane de Laon in France.

Seebruecke in Neuruppin / Fontanestadt in Brandenburg, Germany.

Neuruppin in Brandenburg | Germany

The Neuruppin is also called Fontanestadt, from the name of Theodor Fontane who was born there. We had a very pleasant walk along the lake and the town, though the weather wasn’t perfect at all. This photo was taken just before a storm, which surprised us, and we were unfortunately soaked. I was pleased, however, as I was able to capture the impressive structure of the clouds before it started to rain.

Autumn & Saxon Switzerland - “Sächsische Schweiz”, Germany.

Autumn | Saxon Switzerland, Germany

It was funny to discover that the name “Sächsische Schweiz” comes from 17th Century. In 1766, two Swiss artists Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff joined Dresden Academy of Arts. These two artists wrote many letters comparing landscape – back then named Meissen Highlands – to their homeland. The name gained broad audience and soon enough the entire area was recognized this way.

Grunewalderturm (Grunwald Tower) - a tourist attraction in Berlin, Germany.

Grunewalderturm | Berlin, Germany

The original name of this tower was “Kaiser-Wilhelm-Turm” (Emperor William Tower) and was built between 1888 – 1889 to mark 100 years after the birth of the German Emperor Wilhelm I. The tower was built in a Gothic Brick Reviewal style, which you can often see around Berlin. The name “Grunewaldturm” was given after the name of the surrounding forest, in the period following the Second World War.

Saxon Switzerland Valley from Gamrig - a sunset view in Germany.

Saxon Switzerland Valley from Gamrig | Germany

I really fell in love with Saxon Switzerland and I can’t believe it took me so long to visit it for the first time. The interesting thing is that for most of my life, I only lived just a few hours’ drive from this place. Sure, some areas get really crowded and busy but, you can easily find other areas that are very serene and silent.

Zwinger Palace in Dresden, Germany on a sunny day.

Zwinger Palace | Dresden, Germany

This section is a terrace that is part of the Zwinger Palace. The building and the courtyard inside are built in a Baroque style, which was famous for the rich, colorful ornaments and striking shapes. It really is a unique experience to see and has even more exceptional beauty on a sunny day. The name of the palace comes from the German word “Zwinger” which describes the open space between two walls.

Berliner Mauer – The Berlin Wall during the night.

Berliner Mauer – The Berlin Wall | Germany

Have you ever wondered what freedom means? The East Side Gallery in Berlin always gives a great reminder. In our modern day, it has now become a piece of history that allows visitors to walk by, to remain on the East side and within a moment – pass freely on the West side. I guess my generation is very lucky.

Autumn photo from Berlin of Storkower Straße, captured at the end of September.

Autumn photo of Berlin and the Time Blend Effect | Germany

First, I photographed the background – I captured the sun just before it went down and at the same time when the clouds were amazingly illuminated from the below. Then, half an hour later, I photographed the foreground, by shooting 7 – 8 images. At the end I used the Time Blend effect to combine images of the Storkower Straße in Berlin, taken at a different time, into a single picture.