#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. Continue reading »

“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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The 5th annual Santa Run in Michendorf, Germany


Photos from the 5th annual Michendorf Santa Run (Michendorfer Nikolauslauf) on Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Michendorf, Germany. Over 900 people took part in this year’s races. Photos by Adam Berry/Getty Images. Continue reading »

Oktoberfest Kicks off in Germany


A visitor reaches for of the one of the first mugs of beer after the tapping of the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 180th Oktoberfest at the Hofbraeu tent in Munich Sept 21, 2013. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for the 180th Oktoberfest, which runs until October 6. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Spreewald Forest, Germany

Farmer Harald Wenske transports a harvest of pumpkins yesterday from a field that can be reached only by his traditional boat in Lehde in the Spreewald forest, Germany. (Patrick Pleul / The Guardian)

Salma Hayek for Vogue Germany, September 2012

Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski, Salma Hayek properly wears an stunning Gucci dress – part of her husband’s multinational holding company – looking stylish, beautiful and very regal. An interesting choice for the magazine that normally goes for super-models, – specially for the most important issue of the year – but occasionally falls for Hollywood superstars as an exciting twist that seems to be pretty appropriate for this occasion, as the latin superstar and red carpet queen looks sensually and stylishly majestic on this shoot. Continue reading »

The Wave Gothic Festival 2012 in Leipzig, Germany


The Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Wave Gothic Festival) is one of the world’s largest festivals for ‘dark culture.’ For several days, Leipzig has become a real gothic paradise: spiked hair, metal, incredible outfits. (Jens Meyer/Associated Press) Continue reading »

“Extavium” Museum in Potsdam, Germany

Floris, 8, inspects a mirror cube at the “Extavium” museum in Potsdam, eastern Germany. The new interactive museum, formerly known as “Exploratorium Potsdam”, re-opened with much more space for its 130 exhibits and interactive offers for children and their parents. (AFP)

Manga Cosplay During the International Leipzig Book Fair in Germany

A participant in the Manga cosplay competition attends the International Leipzig Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany. (Jens Meyer/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Germany Returns Relics to Iraq

Artefacts that were stolen from the National Museum of Iraq and archaeological sites during the chaos following the U.S. occupation in 2003 have been returned by Germany. Reportedly, 45 items were returned among thousands stolen relics, which were seized by the German police at a public auction. They were returned to the Iraqi officials at a ceremony in Berlin on Monday.

Among the pieces recovered were a 4,500 year old golden vase, a bronze axe head, an Assyrian grey coloured stone, a goddess Basusu statue, clay tablets bearing cuneiform script, a metal amulet and other artefacts.


An Afghan specialist displays an ancient pre-Islamic sculpture that was returned to Afghanistan at the Afghan National Museum in Kabul January 30, 2012. Germany this week returned the sculpture looted during Afghanistan’s civil war, giving hope to Kabul’s cultural mavens that the rest of its stolen treasures will also make their way home. Picture taken January 30, 2012. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Autumn Hits Germany

A woman jogs in the Tiergarten park in Berlin at October, 31. Autumn brought sun and some clouds to Germany’s capital. (Johannes Eisele//AFP/Getty Images) Click image to zoom.

Swiss Man Walks Cable Leading to Germany’s Tallest Peak

Freddy Nock from Switzerland balances on the ropeway of a cable car leading to Germany’s highest mountain, the 9,718- foot Zugspitze, near the southern Bavarian resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Aug. 20. Nock balanced on the 995 meters long rope to break his own world record, as part of a charity event. (Michaela Rehle / Reuters) Click image to zoom.

‘Slinky Springs to Fame’ Bridge Built in Oberhausen, Germany

The new “Slinky Springs to Fame” bridge is illuminated at night in the western German city of Oberhausen. The 350-meter-long bridge was designed by German artist T. Rehberger. (Roland Weihrauch/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Brothels in Germany


Patric Fouad’s vivid photographs show the interiors of German brothels, following a cool and clean compositional scheme. Continue reading »