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.

Unterwegs im Allgäu — von Oberstdorf nach Füssen Docu about…

Unterwegs im Allgäu — von Oberstdorf nach Füssen

Docu about the Alpine region of Bayern (Bavaria) in Southern Germany. Auf Deutsch, 1 hour 28 mins.

A day in the life of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof 30-minute video on…

A day in the life of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof

30-minute video on Berlin’s busy central railway station.

Monschau, aka the “Pearl of the Eifel”, is a small, historic…

Monschau, aka the “Pearl of the Eifel”, is a small, historic town in the German Eifel. Largely unchanged for over 300 years, the narrow, cobblestoned streets and traditional half-timbered houses have made this charming place one of the main tourist attractions of the region. Set in beautiful landscapes at a stones-throw from the Eifel National Park, it makes an excellent base for hikers and cyclists. While popular in summer, it only becomes truly overrun for its famous Christmas market in winter. Monschau is easily reachable from nearby cities like Aachen and Köln/Cologne, as well as from Belgium. Your best rail option is to get to Aachen. There are direct buses available from the main bus terminal Aachen Hauptbahnhof as well as from Aachen Rote Erde. Alternatively, from the Belgian side, you can get as far as Eupen by rail, from where you can catch the TEC bus that runs every two hours.