Stunning Pictures Of 1900’s Germany Get A Fresh Dash Of Color

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…And they look like they belong in a fairy-tale.

Germany is one of the strongest and leading countries in the world, despite being ravaged and almost destroyed by two World Wars.

Each war took its toll on the beauty of this amazing country and modern advances in transportation and technology did the rest.

It is almost hard to imagine what Germany looked like and the black and white pictures taken around that time period offer little insight of the true image of pre-war Germany.

However, the image becomes more clear thanks to a technique photochromation which brings out the color in black and white photographs, the pictures show the bourgeois splendor of the turn of the century.

A dedicated group of museum curators, designers, collectors and historians managed to gather and restore around 800 pictures from this time period, which they turned into an amazing book.

Here is a small preview of what the new photo-book “Germany Around 1900” offers.

1. Wernigerode Town Hall

Wernigerode Town Hall

2. Traditional German kitchen

Traditional German kitchen

3. The coast around Westerland

The coast around Westerland

4. Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg

Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg

5. Heinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen AND Butchers’ Guild Hall, Hildesheim

Heinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen AND Butchers’ Guild Hall, Hildesheim

6. Castle of Sigmaringen

Castle of Sigmaringen

7. Bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle, south of Munich

Bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle, south of Munich

8. Bastei Bridge

Bastei Bridge

9. Frederick Bridge and Berlin’s cathedral

Frederick Bridge and Berlin’s cathedral

For more information visit the website of the book’s publisher Taschen.


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