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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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

‘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 »