The Ruins of Rangsdorf Airfield

Rangsdorf is a little town in the district of Teltow-Fläming, an idyllic setting in the Brandenburg countryside in Germany.  It has an abandoned airfield. In 1944 an event occurred that would ensure the airfield Rangsdorf went down in history, as part of Operation Valkyrie .  On July 20th, Claus von Stauffenberg and Werner von Haeften took off…

Berchtesgaden Königssee & Obersee

In a valley between the Jenner, Hagen, and Watzmann Mountains, Königssee is Bavaria’s deepest lake at about 630 feet deep.  The purity of the water is partly because gas motors have been banned at the lake since 1909. You are allowed to go swimming.  If you plan to visit Berchtesgaden make sure you have some time….

Berchtesgaden – The Jenner

I am trying to find the right words to describe Berchtesgaden, but I can`t.  Epic is just not enough to describe this place. Berchtesgaden is famous for many things but especially for the Obersalzberg, a mountain retreat area above the town of Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. It used to be the alpine retreat of Adolf Hitler. The scenery is…

Smartphone Macros

To take macro photographs with your smartphone, you’ll either have to buy a lens attachment or try a do-it-yourself method. A smartphone macro lens  actually is a small lens that one way or another attaches to your smartphone and is placed over the rear camera lens. Thus enhancing the optical performance. One thing you will notice…

In the Heart of Berlin – Photography

Roaming the streets of Berlin Mitte, located in the centre of Berlin along the Spree River. In the middle of the Spree lies Museum Island (Museumsinsel) with its museums and Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom). The central square in Mitte is Alexanderplatz with the prominent Fernsehturm (TV tower), Germany’s highest building. The boulevard Unter den Linden which connects…

The Government District in Berlin (Regierungsviertel)

Welcome to the Government District in Berlin. For visitors, the government district is always worth a visit. See the old government buildings as well as the modern government and parliament buildings built after 1995.  Enjoy the breathtaking view of Berlin. You can stay up on top of the Reichstag for as long as you like,…

Český Krumlov – Time Warp Photography

Český Krumlov is one of the most beautiful medieval cities I have seen. Approximately 180 km south of Prague in the Southwest of the Czech Republic. It entered the UNESCO register of monuments of world significance in 1992. A visit is like stepping back in time to the 14th century as you stroll the streets…

Berlin Night Photography

These pictures were mostly shot on a smartphone while roaming the streets of Berlin at night. Illuminated shots were taken at the Festival of Lights. Depending on your smartphone it is rather difficult to make a decent photo at night without nasty noise in your picture. Of course, I have to edit my pictures. One of the…

Brandenburg Photography

These pictures do not fit in any category, at least for now. Pictures are taken while on the road in Brandenburg. Pictures  include scenery from Brandenburg – Borkwalde, Bad Belzig and ruins of Beelitz-Heilstätten. For now there is eight pictures in this gallery. Pictures are taken with a sony alpha dslr.

Bernese Alps Photography

While living in the Colorado Rocky Mountain Range i got hooked on Mountains. It was not just the mountains, it was the combinaton of snowcapped peaks, scenic lakes, geological curiosities, and cowboys on horseback riding the endless range. But there is a difference between the Rocky Mountains and the Alps. The Alps are more majestic. A…

5 Days Barcelona for under € 200

Awesome Barcelona! What a great city. Barcelona has it all, awesome people, awesome food, awesome sights and sounds, awesome history. If you have a chance to visit, don`t think, just do it! See the gallery at the end of the post. I traveled to Barcelona for five days. Berlin to Barcelona for under € 200, all inclusive….