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Lutherstadt Wittenberg Melanchthonhaus

Melanchthonhaus | Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

The Melanchthonhaus in Lutherstadt Wittenberg is one of numerous world heritage sites in the region. Philipp Melanchthon lived and worked in this townhouse in the 16th century. You can see Melanchthon as a reformer of the education system in the same way as you see Martin Luther as a reformer of the church.

Frankfurt Skyline

Explode | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Sometimes I’m just surprised by how a photo works out in the end. As I was up on the Main Tower in Frankfurt a bit earlier than planned, I used the time to try out some positions to find the best angle for the sunset. As I did that, the sun was still too high above the horizon, but why not experiment a bit. One of the experiments was to put the sun right into the center of the shot.

Lake Tegel Night

Lake Tegel at Night | Berlin, Germany

When in June 2011 I finally bought the Canon 500D, I obviously immediately went to Lake Tegel, 5 minutes from my home. It was pretty late already around 10pm but there was still the last light on the horizon. It was more a tryout of the new camera than a planned shooting but nevertheless: If the light is right, there is not much to do wrong. In all years that passed since then, I rarely saw a sky quite like that again at Lake Tegel.

Dresden Frauenkirche Altarpiece

Altarpiece of the Dresden Frauenkirche | Germany

After the Frauenkirche was totally destroyed in the Second World War, the GDR regime decided to keep the ruins as a memorial. Finally, in 1994 Dresden begun to rebuild the church for more than 10 years. The interior of the Dresden Frauenkirche is very different from what I know of other churches. Much lighter, very friendly and kept in pastel colors. That results in a great contrast of the colors to the golden altarpiece and organ.

Berlin Cathedral Skyline

Berlin Cathedral from above | Germany

The Berlin Cathedral, biggest church of the city and part of the unique museum island, is one thing you immediately notice when you see a skyline photo of Berlin. The dome strikes the eye whenever you stand on a rooftop in the eastern part of Berlin.

Berlinale Festival Potsdamer Platz

Make-Up in the City | Berlin, Germany

It’s time again for the International Film Festival Berlinale. And along with the festival you can find a few things that you normally won’t see in Berlin. I already showed you the bar in a big champagne cork and now it’s the time for a unique make-up studio at Potsdamer Platz.

Snow at Greenwich Promenade in Berlin, Germany

Snow at Greenwich Promenade | Berlin, Germany

It never snows in London? I bet it does! But even though it might seem like it, this photo is not taken in London. Not even in England! Instead you can find this typical British phone booth at the Greenwich Promenade at Lake Tegel in Berlin. The two districts are twinned and therefore we have some typical things from London standing around here.

Office of the German Chancellor in the Bungalow in Bonn

The German Chancellor’s Office | Bonn, Germany

That’s the room where the German Chancellors were working from 1964 until 1999. Kind of small, don’t you think? I mean just think about where the American President is working and imagine him sitting in such small office. Anyways, I guess Merkel has a much better office today.

HDR Photo of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin from the West side

Brandenburg Gate – West | Berlin, Germany

Most photos that you’ll see from the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin are taken from its eastern side. However, the western side of Brandenburg Gate has two advantages for photographers. For one thing you can capture the colors of the rising sun (it’s no fun to shoot a sunset at Brandenburg Gate, too many tourists) and for another thing you can catch some light trails of the passing cars.

Reichstag building and Paul-Löbe-Haus in Government district on the river Spree in Berlin

Tradition and Modernity | Berlin, Germany

You can think about the German government whatever you want. But when it comes to the government district it has to be appreciated as a flagship for modern architecture in Berlin. The district is still not completed; right now they again add some new buildings. Inevitably this leads to a strong contrast with the just 10 year old Paul-Löbe-Haus on the one side and the historical Reichstag building on the other.

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