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Semperoper Opera House in Dresden exterior

Semperoper | Dresden, Germany

The Semperoper is probably the most famous opera house in Germany. The reason however, is quite different as one might expect: The Radeberger Group – Germany’s largest brewery group – uses the Opera House for many years in the background of the advertisements for the Radeberger beer. Even if I try to resist any advertising as much as possible, I must admit that it immediately came to my mind as I stood there.

Berlin City West Kurfürstendamm and KaDeWe

City West | Berlin, Germany

If you amble along the Kurfürstendamm or the Tauentzienstraße you can occasionally get a feel for how Berlin must have looked in its Golden 20s. Be it the ladies at the sides of the street, marvelling at handbags that can cost much more than 1,000 euros. Be it the gourmet who goes to the KaDeWe, the glamorous “Department Store of the West” to purchase an exclusive wine for his collection.

Dresden Golden Alley in the Old Town

Through the Golden Alleys | Dresden, Germany

On the way back from the Frauenkirche to the opera I had already everything what I wanted captured on memory card and could slow down – until I turned around. Then I saw the dome of the Frauenkirche shine over the golden alleys of Dresden. So just one last photo before running back to the train station…

Euro Symbol and European Central Bank in Frankfurt (Main)

The Euro | Frankfurt (Main), Germany

When I suddenly unexpectedly and unplanned stood in front of the big Euro sign at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, I had a bit of goose bumps. Since I studied economy, I know that you can complain much about the common currency, but I don’t want to discuss this here.

Cologne Cathedral and Skyline at Sunset

Cologne Skyline | Germany

When we visited my old school friend in Bonn, it was clear that we had to make a detour to Cologne. The pedestrian zone was much too crowded so that we quickly left the center of the city. After a long walk by smaller streets we eventually reached the river Rhine again. And well, what can I say. We only had one day, but I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful sky at sunset.

ICC Berlin and Radio Tower

Bye, Bye Berlin!

No, don’t worry, I’m not going to leave this city anytime soon. But the combination of backlights, the ICC and the Radio Tower always reminds me of trips I’ve taken outside of Berlin. Whether by car along the highway or via coach from the central bus station around the corner – often the trip started here on the western end of Berlin.

Potsdam City Palace during a sunny day with blue sky

City Palace | Potsdam, Germany

The reconstruction of the City palace, and in the same time building for the Brandenburg parliament, was finished a few months ago. Apparently, there has been a long discussion whether the palace should be rebuilt or not. And as so often, there are a lot of critics. I can only say: Awesome! Love it!

Berlin Skyline and Television Tower at Sunset

The Best View | Berlin, Germany

It was a wise decision of the Park Inn Hotel at Berlin Alexanderplatz, when they built a viewing platform on the roof a few years ago. You can enjoy one of the best views over Berlin from up there – including a premium view on the television tower. I can recommend this hotel to everyone who comes to visit – even though, I as a Berliner never had a room there. But be careful that you book the room on the right side of the building.

Quadriga on Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with blue sky and clouds

Quadriga | Berlin, Germany

The Brandenburg Gate is the most popular landmark of Berlin and everybody knows the Quadriga on top. For a short time it was taken by Napoleon to Paris, but since 200 years it’s located again on its traditional place. For this photo I had to go a bit through my archive. I took it almost three years ago when I wasn’t that familiar with my DSLR camera yet.

Dresden Frauenkirche

Frauenkirche | Dresden, Germany

It’s an incredible feeling to see the Dresden Frauenkirche virtually glowing at night. The church that for such long time served as a reminder on the destruction of Dresden in the Second World War. The Frauenkirche was completely destroyed and the dark stones that you see in the wall were taken from its ruins.