Category: germany

The first spherical building in the world: 16 amazing photos of…

The first spherical building in the world: 16 amazing photos of the “Ball House” Kugelhaus in Dresden, Germany from the late 1920s.

The destruction of the city of Köln in 1945, …

The destruction of the city of Köln in 1945, Germany. What remains is the Cathedral

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Just after WWII, 48 amazing photos document everyday life of…

Just after WWII, 48 amazing photos document everyday life of Berlin in 1946.

willkommen-in-germany: Fall of the Berlin Wal…

willkommen-in-germany:

Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 – today is Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity or German Reunification Day). It’s Germany’s national day, celebrated annually on 3 October as a public holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of the German Reunification, which was formally completed in 1990, when the goal of a united Germany that originated in the middle of the 19th century, was fulfilled again. The name thus addresses neither the re-union nor the union, but the unity of Germany.

Polenztal, Germany, close to Dresden, 1929.

Polenztal, Germany, close to Dresden, 1929.

German Fighter Ace Baron Franz von Werra, the …

German Fighter Ace Baron Franz von Werra, the only German to escape Canadian captivity, in his cockpit with his pet lion “Simba” – Germany, 1940

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Fascinating photos capture street scenes of Leipzig in the early…

Fascinating photos capture street scenes of Leipzig in the early 1980s.

Where Was The Seven Years’ War Fought?

Known by various names – the Pomeranian War (Sweden), the Third Carnatic War (India), the French and Indian War (USA), La guerre de la Conquête (Quebec) – it involved all the major European powers and spanned five continent. Which is why the conflict is sometimes called “World War Zero.”

Medieval Europeans Really Like Spices

A German price table from 1393 shows that seven fat oxen were equal in value to one pound of nutmeg.

Assembly Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, February 1958.

Assembly Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, February 1958.