Rare Photos Of Germany Before It Was Destroyed By War

Once upon a time fellow Lazy Penguins (before being totally demolished by two World Wars) the Land of Ideas – Land der Ideen (Germany) used to be a place of beauty, gothic splendour and picturesque villages. When the WW2 ended (September 2nd 1945) Germany rebuilt everything that was destroyed, resulting to new buildings (with the old ones laying in ruins). Thanks to a new photobook titled ‘Germany around 1900: A Portrait in Colour‘ we can all revisit some of the famous landmarks. cobbled streets and bourgeois splendour way before it was consigned to ruin.

Scroll down fellow Lazy Penguins and enjoy these rare photos. “H/T”: Demilked sobadsogood

Castle of Sigmaringen.

Castle of Sigmaringen

Castle of Sigmaringen

The coast around Westerland.

The coast around Westerland

The coast around Westerland

Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg.

Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg

Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg

Bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle, south of Munich.

Bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle, south of Munich

Bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle, south of Munich

Heinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen / Butchers’ Guild Hall, Hildesheim.

Heinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen / Butchers’ Guild Hall, Hildesheim

Heinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen / Butchers’ Guild Hall, Hildesheim

Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg.

Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg

Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg

Bastei Bridge

Bastei Bridge

Bastei Bridge

Sad to see that wars can ruin such beauty.

Frederick Bridge and Berlin’s cathedral

Frederick Bridge and Berlin’s cathedral

Frederick Bridge and Berlin’s cathedral

Traditional German kitchen

Traditional German kitchen

Traditional German kitchen

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