Trümmerfrauen: The Women Who Helped Rebuild Germany After World War 2

After the end of World War 2, one of the main tasks was to clear the urban areas of ruin and start rebuilding Europe—Germany in particular, where the damage was extensive. Allied bombing had laid to waste nearly every German city, town and village, destroying millions of homes, public buildings, schools, factories, as well as centuries-old cathedrals, mediaeval houses and other historic structures. Continue reading »

Photographer Recaptured Old Photos Of Berlin To Show How Much It Has Changed Over The Years

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According to Jo Furch: “For about half a year now, I’ve been going out almost every day to recapture old photos of Berlin as accurately as possible. I started doing this to better understand how the banality of everyday life continues despite historically extreme periods of time. Continue reading »

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

The sad truth about gender equality in Germany: Men dominate the management and executive boards – with 91.4%. Time to prove that women belong in leadership too. Based on a data project, L’Oreal Paris collected and analyzed several studies and data sets with results that led to the first cosmetic advertising for men. Continue reading »

German Government Spends $450,000 On A Bold Cycling Safety Campaign, But Not Everyone Likes It

$450,000. That’s how much the German transport ministry is reported to have spent on a bold cycling safety campaign. The ads from the country’s transport ministry carry the slogan “Looks like shit. But saves my life.” One of the biggest names in the advert is Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany’s Next Topmodel. Like the other models, she’s wearing only a colored helmet and a lacy bra. And that is the main reason why some have been criticizing the entire campaign. Continue reading »

Bauhaus Bus Embarks On World Tour To Explore The School’s Global Legacy

A mobile building that looks like the Bauhaus school in Dessau will travel between four global cities, aiming to “unlearn” the influential school’s Eurocentric attitudes. Called Wohnmaschine, which means “living house”, the small-scale Bauhaus bus will travel between four cities in 2019, the school’s centenary year. Continue reading »

An Incredible Design Of Space Age German Lifeguard Station

Until German reunification Ulrich Müther, who was born in 1934 on the island of Rügen up in the Baltic Sea, went about his business behind the “Iron Curtain”, which is why his designs went largely unnoticed for a long time. That his artistic endeavors nonetheless took their cue from edifices far beyond the East German horizon is evidenced by their strong echoes of the oeuvre of Mexican architect Félix Candela Outeriño, who pioneered the use of reinforced concrete shell structures. In the course of his career, Müther designed more than 50 such structures, which earned him the title of “mastermind of building shells”. However, his remote location on the edge of East Germany also granted him some free scope from the socialist state system. Continue reading »

#decay_nation: Abandoned Germany By Markus Ecke Wie Kante

Fantastic shots of urbex places around Germany by Markus Ecke Wie Kante, talented self-taught photographer, adventurer and urban explorer based in Berlin, Germany. Markus focuses on abandoned photography. He travels all over Europe to capture impressive urbex places. Continue reading »

Germany After The World War II In Photographs By Josef Heinrich Darchinger

Germany after the war 1952 – 1967 It was no more than eight years after the surrender of the Nazi government when Josef Heinrich Darchinger set out on his photographic journey through the West of a divided Germany. Continue reading »

Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival In Leipzig, Germany


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Approximately 20,000 goths and other dark subculture fans such as cybergoths, metalheads, steampunks, neo-Victorians, dark romantics, dark electro, industrial, medieval and fetish fans are expected to attend to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen, the world’ s largest gothic and “dark” culture festival until June 5, 2017. The four-day festival includes performances by 200 bands as well as cultural outings including cemetery strolls and cathedral sermons. Continue reading »

Rare Photos Of Germany Before It Was Destroyed By War

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Long before it was crippled and destroyed by two World Wars, Germany was a land of beauty, gothic splendour and picturesque villages. After the second world war ended on September 2nd 1945, Germany went through decades of rebuilding with much of it’s original beauty bombed and laying in ruins. Continue reading »

Zombie Parade in Duesseldorf, Germany

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A march of zombies has passed through the German city of Dusseldorf. For one day living dead woke up from their graves and took to the streets to scare passers-by and play with the other stiffs. Continue reading »

Sleepaway In A Sewer Pipe At Dasparkhotels in Austria And Germany

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Das Park Hotel was designed by Austrian architect and designer Andreas Strauss , and it is located in Linz, Austria. From inside, “rooms” have been humanized by Austrian artist Thomas Latzel Ochoa, who painted illustrations on walls. Hotel is open from May till October.
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“Weiberfastnacht” – Women’s Carnival in Germany

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Women dressed in costumes for “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) celebrate in Cologne February 12, 2015. Women’s Carnival marks the start of a week of street festivals, the highlight of the event being “Rosenmontag” (Rose Monday), the final day of the carnival where mass processions are held. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)
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“Nostalgic Ski Race” in Germany

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A participant competes in the “Nostalgic Ski Race” in the western town of Neuastenberg February 8, 2015. The “Nostalgic Ski Race” is held every two years with about 40 participants and is organized by the ski club of Neuastenberg, a town which was founded in 1713. The conditions for the participation in the race are vintage skis and dresses. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)
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Christmas Decorations in Germany

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A house and garden is illuminated ahead of Christmas in Olching near Munich December 11, 2014. The house is decorated with more than 30,000 lights. Every year hundreds of houses across Germany are decorated by their owners with lights ahead of Christmas. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)
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