Tag Archives: Germany

Walking Tour: Schwerin – Northern Germany (4K)

Schwerin is the state capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in northern Germany. It’s known for Schwerin Castle, a neo-Renaissance palace with ornate rooms and elaborate gardens. The castle sits on an island in Lake Schwerin, one of several picturesque lakes. The Staatliches Museum Schwerin has 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including works by Peter Paul Rubens. In the old town is Gothic Schwerin Cathedral. 

Walks: Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century historicist palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honour of Richard Wagner. 

Tilt-Shift Timelapse Views: Ore Mountains, Germany

One of the upsides of this pandemic is that I got to explore and shoot some great places in Germany. I was invited to film an episode of the amazing Ore Mountains by the tourism board Erzgebirge. The area recently became a UNESCO World Heritage site among other things due to its rich cultual heritage in mining which dates back 700 years. The Ore Mountians are located in a so called Mittelgebirge, which is a relatively low mountain range or highland area, a typical geographical feature of central Europe.

Video timeline: Chapters: 00:00 Fichtelberg & Oberwiesenthal 00:29 Hammerunterwiesenthal 00:31 Fichtelberg 00:33 Oberwiesenthal 00:43 Fichtelbergbahn 00:59 Malter Talsperre 01:18 Geyerscher Teich 01:21 Talsperre Sosa 01:25 Greifensteine 01:30 Sommerrodelbahn Altenberg 01:38 Pöhlberg 01:42 Scheibenberg 01:45 Kunnerstein/Augustusburg 01:48 Hetzdorfer Viadukt 01:54 near Sosa 01:57 Markus Röhling Stolln 02:06 Schaubergwerk Zinnwald, Altenberg 02:11 Altenberger Pinge 02:18 Pochwerk Schneeberg 02:22 Frohnauer Hammer, Annaberg-Buchholz 02:28 Frauenstein 02:32 Schloss Scharfenstein 02:35 Schloss Lauenstein 02:37 Augustusburg 02:44 Schloss Schwarzenberg 02:49 Wolkenstein 02:52 Marienberg 02:58 Freiberg 03:18 Seiffen 03:26 Schloss Schwarzenberg 03:29 Annaberg-Buchholz

Walking Tours: Passau – Bavaria, Germany (4K)

Passau / Germany is a Bavarian city at the Austrian border. Passau is called the “City of Three Rivers” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. On our tour we start at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, featuring distinctive onion-domed towers and an organ with 17,974 pipes. We walk down to the banks of the Inn river and check out the the old town which is known for its baroque architecture. Soon we are at the Three River Conjunction (Dreiflüsseeck) from where we walk back along the Danube (Donau) river on the Donaukai. This leads us back to the central city where we get to the train station and end our Passau tour.

Timeline: 0:00 St. Stephen’s Cathedral 4:30 Along the Inn river 10:00 Back to the Old Town 17:00 Three River Conjunction (Dreiflüsseeck) 21:00 Donaukai 26:00 Central Old Town 28:30 Old Town Hall 29:30 Walking West 37:30 Western Old Town 44:00 Modern City Center 49:00 To the Train Station

Review: A German Flood Warning System Failure?

00:00 The death toll from Germany’s devastating flood disaster has risen to more than 160, as emergency workers continue to search for dozens of people still unaccounted for. German authorities insist their flood warnings worked, even though there was massive loss of life. Some experts say Germany’s flood warning system failed and has led to such widespread devastation. They say authorities knew what was coming, but failed to prepare.

02:28 DW reporter Giulia Saudelli is on the ground covering the latest developments. She joins us from the town of Altenahr, in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, which was especially hard hit by the flooding.

05:19 DW reporter Emily Gordine is covering the latest developments in Schönau, in the southern German state of Bavaria. 09:40 Jeff Da Costa, he’s a researcher focusing on flood warning systems at the University of Reading and has been personally affected by events as his family’s home in Luxembourg was flooded.

Morning News: Flooding & Covid In Europe, Car Prices, Facial Recognition

The flood waters in Germany and Belgium have started receding with more than 180 people dead. It’s the worst flooding the region has seen in decades and comes on top of a worsening COVID outbreak throughout Europe.

  • Plus, why car prices are driving inflation.
  • And, retailers turn to facial recognition technology.

Guests: Axios’ Dave Lawler, Kim Hart and Felix Salmon.

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Walking Tour: Manheim – Southwest Germany (4K)

Mannheim is a city in southwest Germany, on the Rhine and Neckar rivers. The baroque 18th-century Mannheim Palace houses historical exhibits, plus the University of Mannheim. In the grid-like center, called the Quadrate, Marktplatz Square features a baroque fountain with statues. Planken shopping street leads southeast to the Romanesque Water Tower, in the art nouveau gardens of Friedrichsplatz. 

Walks: Düsseldorf – Western Germany (4K)

Düsseldorf is a city in western Germany known for its fashion industry and art scene. It’s divided by the Rhine River, with its Altstadt (Old Town) on the east bank and modern commercial areas to the west. In the Altstadt, St. Lambertus Church and Schlossturm (Castle Tower) both date to the 13th century. Streets such as Königsallee and Schadowstrasse are lined with boutique shops.