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The Tragedy of The Everyday: Tim Sandow’s Cinematic Paintings Depict Imagined Realities Inspired by Film and Photography

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Tim Sandow, who is based in Wuppertal, Germany, completed his studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien in 2019. Continue reading »

German Factory Introducing the ‘“Double-Lambretta”, 1953

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In 1953, the NSU factory in Dusseldorf, Germany, introduced the “Double-Lambretta.” Initially designed for young couples, this small motorcycle could be expanded by joining it with another Lambretta to accommodate a growing family, effectively transforming into a small car that could carry two adults and two children, achieving speeds of up to 78 km/h and a fuel efficiency of 3.4 liters per 100 km. Continue reading »

“Panzerbike”: German Mechanics Create World’s Largest Motorcycle

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In Germany, a group of mechanics has created a motorcycle that is unlike any other. The vehicle, known as the “Panzerbike”, is the world’s largest motorcycle and weighs almost 4,500 kg (9,920 pounds). Continue reading »

Riding on Steel Springs: Germany’s Innovative Response to a Rubber Shortage

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Let’s delve into the fascinating history of the tire, which began to gather significant momentum with the invention and subsequent popularization of tires in 1895, thanks largely to Michelin L’Éclaire – the first vehicle to be outfitted with them. Continue reading »

The Messerschmitt KR200: A Sunny Day out In Germany’s Two-Seater Tandem Bubble Car, 1959

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In 1952, German aircraft engineer Fritz Fend (April 14, 1920 – November 22, 2000), a former technical officer with the Luftwaffe in World War 2, took his design for a Kabinenroller (Cabin Scooter) to the Messerschmitt aircraft corporation. Continue reading »

Beautiful Kodachrome Slides of West Germany Taken By a Nurse During Her Tour of Duty in the Early 1950s

Amongst the ruins, Bavaria.
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These slides appear to have been taken by a US Army nurse who seems to have been attached to the 97th General Army Hospital at Frankfurt, (West) Germany in 1952 and 1953. During her tour of duty she was able, like most US service personnel, to travel in her free time to various places in Europe and Algeria (and possibly other countries in North Africa). Continue reading »

Jungbauernkalender 2022: A Bavarian Calendar For Young Farmers Is Here!

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The handsome boys and girls show a lot in the Jungbauernkalender 2022, which is now available in the men’s and girls’ editions. Continue reading »

Theater of The Bauhaus: An Illustrated Guide to Total Art from 1925

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The Bauhaus, Germany’s influential art, design and architecture school, thought performance and function should be united to form part of the whole art experience. Continue reading »

Vintage Family Photos of BMW Automobiles and Their Owners

A fellow experiencing tyre trouble with a BMW 3/15 PS on a gravel road in a forest in wintertime. The car is registered in the former German state of Oldenburg, circa 1930
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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly referred to as BMW, is a German multinational corporate manufacturer of luxury vehicles and motorcycles headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The corporation was founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, which it produced from 1917 until 1918 and again from 1933 to 1945. Continue reading »

A Beautiful Photo Series of Audi F103

Audi F103 is the internal designation for a series of car models produced by Auto Union GmbH in West Germany from 1965 to 1972. To signify the change from a two-stroke to four-stroke engine, the DKW marque was dropped in favor of Audi, a name that had been dormant since before the Second World War. Continue reading »

Schlörwagen: The Bizarre German Car from 1939 that Was Super-Aerodynamic but Very Impractical

The 1930s was a defining decade for automotive design, during which time the car evolved from its horse-drawn ancestry into an integrally engineered, aerodynamic, desirable product to meet the demands of the public. This was true nowhere more than in Germany, where the first autobahns were being opened. Continue reading »

Artist Duo Collaborated In Creating A Secret Thought-Provoking Art Exhibition

Leatherface, By JPS

Somewhere in rural Germany, hidden by trees in the middle of an idyllic valley, lays an old, abandoned factory. The ravages of time gnaw on the buildings, and nature slowly takes back over what was once booming industry. Continue reading »

Rhine Falls: Amazing Aerial Photography by Bernhard Lang

The Rhine Falls (German: Rheinfall) is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The falls are located on the High Rhine in northern Switzerland. They are 150 meters (490 ft) wide and 23 meters (75 ft) high.​​​​​​​ Continue reading »

Amazing Photographs Capture Punk Scenes in East Germany During the 1980s

Bluesmass, Berlin, 1983

Harald Hauswald / OSTKREUZ

Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s there were new movements within the German punk scene, led by labels like ZickZack Records, from Hamburg. It was during this period that the term Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) was first coined by Alfred Hilsberg, owner of ZickZack Records. Many of these bands played experimental post-punk, often using synthesizers and computers. Continue reading »

Monsters from Outer Space: Glorious Covers for German Sci-Fi Magazine “Terra”

After the Second World War, when everything was all kinda, um… shook-up and most people feared imminent nuclear annihilation, or World War Three with Russia, or maybe even just a little old flying saucer invasion from Mars, there came outta Germany a glorious science-fiction magazine called Terra. Continue reading »

“The Power of Design”: Michael Nguyen Photographs Munich’s Most Colorful Shopping Center Facade

The MIRA Shopping Center opened in 2008 in the Munich district Nordhaide. The West, North, and northern half of the Eastern facades, was made of colored lacquered metal panels which were placed on the walls to form prisms. Continue reading »

18-Year-Old Teddy Boy George Photographed by Friend Jurgen Vollmer in 1961 at Rabenstraße Stop in Hamburg

Jurgen Vollmer captured these images of George Harrison with wind-blown, slicked back hair during and after a ferry ride on Hamburg Lake in Spring 1961. By this time, The Beatles had adopted the brushed forward hairstyle worn by Vollmer, Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann. Vollmer recalled: “…occasionally George would comb his hair forward, but always combed it back again. He said the Rockers gave him funny looks.” Continue reading »

“Ulm Nest”: Sleep Capsules Are Designed to Protect Ulm Homeless People from Freezing to Death

Mobile sleeping pods were set up again in Ulm, a city in the south German state of Baden-Württemberg, where homeless people can spend the night. The “Ulmer Nester” are an additional offer of the homeless assistance in Ulm. Continue reading »

One Nail – One Death: Monument to the German Victims of COVID-19 in Münster

In the cathedral in Schwäbisch Gmünd, a work of art made of thousands of nails commemorates those who died in the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading »

Beautiful Landscapes Of The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany By Alexander Schoenberg

According to Alexander Schoenberg: “I started this project in November 2016 and still working on it. The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927. Continue reading »

This German Grandma Spends 30 Thousand Euros To Tattoo Her Whole Body

It’s not a joke. German grandma and tattoo model Kerstin Tristan spent 30 thousand Euros ($35,000) for body tattoos. It should not be said that it is impossible, when it comes to tattooing everything happens. Continue reading »

This German Teenager Creates Amazingly Intricate Hairstyles And Here Are The Coolest Ones

The hairstyles that Milena creates could be easily pictured on the head of any iconic Disney princess. This hairstylist from Germany is only 17 years old and she has already managed to come up with hundreds of different intricate hairdos loved by thousands of people from all around the world. Continue reading »

Wooden Figure Of A Lady With Built-In Clavichord And Draws, c. 1780, Germany

This curious cabinet conceals a clavichord and several draws within the figure of an 18th century woman. Secret compartments are tucked away throughout the figure including the back of the head! Asymmetrical draws are concealed within her bodice and her foot acts as the instruments peddle. Continue reading »

Beautiful Winning Photos From The GDT Nature Photographer Of The Year 2020

The German Society for Nature Photography (GDT) has selected its Nature Photographer of the Year 2020. Due to corona pandemic, voting was not carried out during the annual general meeting, but was completed online for the first time ever in the GDT’s history with great participation by members.


Winner, Birds. Flurin Leugger – Takeoff. A coyote panics geese. (Photo by lurin Leugger/2020 GDT Nature Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

Street Artists Painted The Facade Of Local Supermarket In Hamburg With A Retro-Futuristic Mural That Reflects On Our Relationship To Groceries

The Low Bros painted the facade of another supermarket. Or more precisely, a former supermarket. The building is now hosting the Affenfaust gallery. It is located in the district of St. Pauli in the brothers hometown Hamburg. Continue reading »