Irgendwo in Bayern — somewhere in Bavaria, Southern Germany

Irgendwo in Bayern — somewhere in Bavaria, Southern Germany

Gelnhausen in Hessen, Central Germany, about 40 km east of…

Gelnhausen in Hessen, Central Germany, about 40 km east of Frankfurt am Main, lies between the Vogelsberg mountains and the Spessart range. According to the Institut Géographique National, from 2007-2013, the geographic center of the European Union was located in wheat field just outside this town. Gelnhausen is also located on the scenic “German Fairy Tale Route”. It was founded by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in 1170. The place was chosen because it was at the intersection of the Via Regia imperial road between Frankfurt and Leipzig and other major trade routes.

Über den Dächern von Wiesbaden, Hessen, Central Germany

Über den Dächern von Wiesbaden, Hessen, Central Germany

People of Germany: Junges Mädchen in Marburger evangelische…

People of Germany: Junges Mädchen in Marburger evangelische Tracht – you g girl in traditional regional evangelical costume in Kirchvers, Hessen, Central Germany

Bremen, Northern Germany. As one of the city states, Bremen is…

Bremen, Northern Germany. As one of the city states, Bremen is the smallest of the German federal states, population: ~548,000. It was once a member of the Hanse (medieval Hanseatic League) and is still one of Germany’s most important cities – along with Bremerhaven, where the international harbor is located, it forms Germany’s smallest state. Bremen has more than 1200 years of history, and was, for most of its existence, an independent city-state.

Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Southern Germany

Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Southern Germany