Birth house of Gottlieb Daimler of Daimler-Benz/Mercedes fame,…

Birth house of Gottlieb Daimler of Daimler-Benz/Mercedes fame, built in 1695, in the Höllgasse in Schorndorf, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany

Sonnenuntergang am Steinhuder Meer. Das Steinhuder Meer is a…

Sonnenuntergang am Steinhuder Meer. Das Steinhuder Meer is a large lake in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany, located 30 km northwest of the state capital Hannover. It has an area of 30 square km, making it the largest lake of northwestern Germany, but it is very shallow, with an average depth of only 1.35 m and a max depth of less than 3 m. It lies within a region known as the Hanoverian Moor Geest. The lake has 2 islands: Wilhelmstein off Hagenburg was built in the 1700s and first served as a military fortress and military school, then a state prison. Die Badeinsel Steinhude was built in 1975 and has a sandy beach which is popular with summer guests. It’s accessible via an 80m pedestrian bridge from Steinhude.

Der Briefkasten — a nice old-fashioned letter box in Güstrow,…

Der Briefkasten — a nice old-fashioned letter box in Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Northeastern Germany. The town is known for its renaissance palace, its Altstadt (old town), and its brick gothic cathedral with Barlach’s Floating Angel sculpture. The town’s name comes from the Polabian Guščerov, meaning „lizard place“. (Hmm. 🤔) In 1219, a Wendish castle was built where the renaissance palace stands now. The town is said to have been founded by Heinrich Borwin II, a grandson of Heinrich dem Löwen (Henry the Lion).

Lüneburg is a historic town on the River Ilmenau, surrounded by…

Lüneburg is a historic town on the River Ilmenau, surrounded by the Lüneburger Heide (Lüneburg Heath) in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany. The town lies 50 km southeast of Hamburg and was part of the Hanseatic League. Archaeological finds show that the area was known to Neanderthal hunters and Bronze Age settlers. The town may have been that referred to as Leuphana by Ptolemy; it was officially founded in 956.

Hintersee, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Bayern (Bavaria), Southern…

Hintersee, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany