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Drone Tour of Frankfurt

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Another Day in Frankfurt

haussmannvisuals

DVA nominated contributor Haussmannvisuals does it again with this stunning DVOW Finalist drone video of Frankfurt, Germany.  Situated on the Main River in the west-central part of the country, Frankfurt is Germany's financial capital and Europe's #2 financial center after London.  The video does a phenomenal job of capturing the vertical architecture of this gleaming city, including the Europaturm TV Tower, Commerzbank Tower, and the European Central Bank headquarters building.  

Stuttgart: Capital of Baden-Württemberg

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The Very Best of Stuttgart from Above

New Entertainment Pictures

New Entertainment Pictures created this beautiful aerial view of Stuttgart, the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state in southwestern Germany.  With a population of about 600,000, it's the sixth largest city in the country.  Stuttgart was the home of car inventor Karl Benz, and is considered the cradle of the worldwide automobile industry.  Watch the video to get epic bird's eye views of this amazing city, including shots of the Stuttgart 21 development, the opera house, and the Schlossplatz square.  

Dusseldorf: Industrial City on the Rhine

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Düsseldorf - Germany 4K

Alex Assenmacher

Dusseldorf is the capital city of North-Rhine-Westphalia, a state in western Germany.  The state's second largest city after Cologne, it is both a manufacturing center and a hub for international trade, particularly in fashion.  Situated on the mighty Rhine River, it is also home to many important German educational institutions.  Top contributor Alex Assenmacher used a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone to create a bird's eye view of this city in the heart of the Rhineland.   

Frankfurt: Germany's Financial Capital

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Ein Tag in Frankfurt am Main

haussmannvisuals

Contributor Haussmannvisuals put together this magnificent compilation of aerial footage of Frankfurt in western Germany.  The city was settled in Roman times, and became one of the most important free cities in the Holy Roman Empire.  Absorbed into Germany in the 1860's, it ceded financial leadership to Berlin, but regained it following Germany's reunification.  The video features impressive aerial footage of the central business district on the Main River as well as the upstream ECB headquarters.

Cologne: Largest City of North Rhine-Westphalia

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Cologne (Köln) - Germany 2018

Yekalay

Contributor Yekalay used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial tour of Cologne, the most populous city in Germany's Rhineland region and the home of one of the world's most famous cathedrals.  The city is situated on the middle Rhine River in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, between Dusseldorf and Bonn .  With its massive industrial base, Cologne was one of the biggest targets of Allied bombing in World War II; the Cathedral was hit 14 times and required extensive postwar repair.

Duisburg and Oberhausen

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Duisberg and Oberhausen: Rhineland Cities

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Using a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone, Oggy created this beautiful aerial video of Duisburg and Oberhausen, two important cities of Germany's state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous in the federation.  Duisberg is Germany's 15th largest city.  It lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers in the industrial heartland of the country.  Oberhausen, the smaller of the two cities, is situated a bit to the northeast, roughly equidistant from Duisenberg and Essen.

Heidelberg: Medieval German City

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Heidelberg, Germany

Frankiez

Contributor Frankiez used his DJI Mavic Pro Drone to create this lovely aerial view of the medieval city of Heidelberg, in the Baden-Wurtemberg state of southwestern Germany.   You'll get a marvelous bird's eye view of Heidelberg Castle, built in the 13th century and one of the most famous castles in Europe.  In 1622, Heidelberg was the site of an important battle during the early part of the Thirty Years War, in which the Spanish Imperial Army led by the Count of Tilly beseiged and overcame the city.

Lichtenstein and Hohenzellorn Castles

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Castles in Baden-Württemberg

stefan.beumer

Contributor Stefan Beumer used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial view of two of Europe's most famous Gothic Revival castles, both of which are located in southwestern Germany.  The first, Lichtenstein Castle, was completed in 1842 on the site of an 11th century castle.  The second, Hohenzellorn Castle, also built on the site of an earlier structure, was completed in 1867.  It was the ancesteral seat of the Hohenzellorn family, which ruled Prussia and then all of Germany until 1918.

Abandoned Village in Germany's Coal Country

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The Empty Village of Immerath in Germany

martijneier

Immerath is a small village in the Rhineland Palatinate state in western Germany.  This is the heart of Germany's coal country, which feeds the country's coal-fired power plants and supplies coking coal to the blast furnaces of its giant integrated steel mills.  In connection with the expansion of a nearby coal mine, the citizens of the village have been relocated.  Contributor Martijneier flew his drone over this ancient village, creating a surreal aerial view of a mysterious looking ghost town. 

Germany's Black Forest

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Black Forest Germany - Karma Drone & GoPro Hero 6

Daniel Gavrilas

Daniel Gavrilas used a GoPro Karma drone to give us this beautiful aerial view of the Black Forest.  Situated in the southwestern corner of Germany, it is the source countless children's fairytales.   The Black Forest marks the divide between the two great river systems of Central Europe: the Rhine River basin to its west and the Danube River basin to its east.  As can be seen in the video, these forest-covered mountains are interspersed with idyllic small German towns.  

Hesse: Taunus Mountains

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One of Those Mornings

haussmannvisuals

While the southern state of Bavaria is home to Germany's highest peaks, there are smaller mountain ranges in other parts of the country.  One of these is the Taunus range, which runs through the state of Hesse in west-central Germany.  Großer Feldberg is the highest peak in the range, with an altitude of about 880 meters (around 2.9k ft.).  Contributor Haussmannvisuals brings us this beautiful video of this graceful mountain, shot on a beautiful winter morning.  

Germany's Industrial Heritage Site

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Zeche Zollverein: UNESCO World Heritage Site

FreakinTim

FreakinTim created this amazing drone video of one of the most important sites of German industrial history.  The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is near Essen, Germany, in the heart of the country's Rhineland region.  The plant shown in the video turned coal from the nearby coal mine to coke, a critical ingredient for integrated  steel manufacturing.  At one point, it was the largest coking operation in the world, and was a vital component of Germany's steelmaking industry.

Aerial Tour of the Mid-Rhine

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The Middle Rhine Valley: Koblenz to Ruedesheim

Firefox Drone Media

The Rhine River, which rises in the Black Forest and empties into the North Sea through the Netherlands, has served as the historical border region between France and Germany.  Along its middle course in particular are a series of spectacular medieval castles and fortifications built to defend the border from either side.  In this video, Firefox Drone Media flew a DJI Phantom 4 drone along a key stretch of the mighty river, and was able to aerially film a number of these impressive landmarks.

Hessigheim: Rock Climbers' Paradise

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Hessigheim, Germany: DJI Phantom 4 Footage

Smartfan

Hessigheim is a small town in the southwestern German state of Baden-Wurtemberg, which borders France to the west, Switzerland to the south, and Germany's own state of Bavaria to the east.  It's an area of Central Europe where flat terrain is interspersed with unusual rock formations aboud, and it's a rock climbers paradise.  In this video, Smartfan flew a DJI Phantom 4 drone around the area, capturing both types of terrain including some spectacular rock gardens.    

Winterberg: Western Germany's Winter Playland

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Winterberg, Germany: DJI Phantom 3

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Contributor Oggy created this epic drone video of the area around Winterberg in Germany.  It's situated in the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia, one of the principal states of western Germany.  As the name perhaps suggests, Winterberg is Germany's winter wonderland.  It's near the Skiliftkarussell Winterberg, one of the country's major ski resorts.  What you'll see in this video is one of the most spectacular winter landscapes in Europe.  The video was shot with a DJI Phantom 3 drone.  

Duisburg's Industrial Heritage Park

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Landschaftspark Duisburg: Germany's Industrial Heritage

Sebastian Ferguson

Contributor Sebastian Ferguson created this amazing drone video of Landschaftspark Duisburg, a park in western Germany which was designed to celebrate Germany's industrial heritage.  It's located near Duisberg, in the Ruhr valley.  This region has been the center of Germany's smokestack industries that enabled the country to overtake Great Britain as Europe's leading manufacturing center in the late 1800's. A steel plant and coal mine (now closed) are the centerpieces of the park.

Aerial Tour of Germany's Rhineland

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Germany's Rhineland by Drone

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Contributor Marckcure gives us this beautiful aerial look at the Middle Rhine River in Wesern Germany. The Rhine is one of the most important waterways in Europe, belying its modest length of about 1.2k km (about 735 mi.).  It rises in Germany's Black Forest as the High Rhine, meanders through parts of France and Switzerland as the Upper Rhine, runs north through much of western Germany as the Middle, then shifts to the northwest, discharging into the North Sea in the Netherlands.  

Schluchsee Lake in Germany's Black Forest

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The Sea l A D&G Film l 4K

Daniel Gavrilas

Contributor and drone pilot Daniel Gavrilas created this remarkable aerial video of Germany's Schluchsee Lake in the fabled Black Forest.  It is situated in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district of the state of Baden-Württemberg.  The lake was created to power the Schluchsee Hydropower Complex, which supplies power to southwestern Germany.  At the same time, it's a large recreational draw, and its cool, clear waters draw all manner of outdoors-seekers.  

Eltz: Rhineland Castle

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Eltz Castle, Burg Rheinstein by Drone

Sinbad the Aviator

Eltz Castle is one of the most famous castles in the Rhineland area of Western Germany.  It is situated on a hill above the Moselle River near Koblenz in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.  Most of the current structure was built in the 19th century in the Baroque style, on the partial ruins of an 11th century Romanesque keep.  Sinbad the Aviator used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial tour of the castle, one of the few in this long fought-over region which was never captured. 

Tagebau Garzweiler: German Lignite Mine

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Tagebau Garzweiler: Brown Coal Mine in Germany

XL Creations

The European Union still relies on coal for about 20% of the region's electricity generation as of 2018.  With much of Europe's best coal resources having long since been depleted, most of this power is produced by burning lignite, a lower quality type of coal.  Lignite is generally extracted via large opencast mines like the Tagebau Garzweiler in the North Rhine Westphalia state of western Germany.   Contributor XL Creations brings this recently-expanded mine to life with this drone video.  

Europa: Europe's #2 Amusement Park

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Europa Park - Where the Magic happens... in 4K

New Entertainment Pictures

Top contributor New Entertainment Pictures created this marvelous drone video of Europa Park, one of the largest theme parks in Europe.  It's located near Rust, a town in the southwestern corner of Baden-Württemberg on the French border.  Inspired by American amusement parks, the park opened in 1975 and has been expanded numerous times.  Known for its 13 rollercoasters, it draws around 6 million visitors annually, putting it second only to Disney Paris amongst Europe's amusement parks.      

Hachberg: Baden's High Castle

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HACHBERG CASTLE | 4K UHD | Hochburg Emmendingen

Marco Cantieni

Here's a great bird's eye view of an important castle in southwestern Germany, compliments of contributor Marco Cantieni.  The semi-ruined landmark is called Hochberg ("High Castle") in reference to its commanding position overlooking a valley near the town of Emmendingen in the state of Baden-Württemberg.  The castle sits in the historic borderlands on the Rhine River which have been the scene of countless military conflicts through the ages.  It's been in a ruined state since the late 1600's.  

Middle Rhine: Linz Am Rhein

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Linz Am Rhein, Germany

DanielNash

Contributor Dannuell created this beautiful drone video of Linz-Am Rhein, a town on the Rhine River in the western part of Germany.  Located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, it's very close to Remagen, the site of a famous bridge capture in World War II.  The city dates to the 9th century AD, although it was nearly destroyed by a fire in the 13th century.  The town lies in the heart of the Middle Rhine, the portion of the river between Bingen (upstream of the town) and Bonn.  

Herten Castle, North Rhine Westphalia

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Castle Herten

FreakinTim

Herten Castle (Schloss Herten) is an important moated castle in the heart of the Rhineland region of western Germany.  It's situated in the eponymously named town in the state of North Rhine Westphalia.  The original structure dates to the 14th century. It underwent substantial modifications in the early 1500's, and later that century it endured a two year seige during Germany's Wars of Religion.  Lying in a ruined state for many years, it was restored in the 1970's and is now a protected monument.    

Beautiful Cochem, Moselle River

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Cochem in 4K | Drone Shots

Promotion Films

Check out this beautiful drone video of the German river town of Cochem, compliments of Promotion Fims.  The city lies on the west bank of the Moselle River, a major Rhine tributary.  It's situated in one of the central districts of Rhineland-Palatinate, one of the main states of Western Germany.  Best known for its hilltop 11th century namesake castle, the town is home to a number of other well-preserved cultural and historical sites.  The town dates to Celtic times, and was first mentioned in written texts around the 9th century AD.

Urft: Dam of North Rhine-Westphalia

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Urfttalsperre Eifel in 4K - Winter in Germany

Sebastian Ferguson

Sebastian Ferguson used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial video of an important dam in Western Germany.  The Urft Dam is situated on the river of the same name in the state of North Rhine Westphalia.  Built in 1905, the gravity dam has a height of just under 60 meters (around 200 ft.).  The dam provides a modest amount of hydropower but was built mainly for water management.  It was, briefly, the tallest in Europe until the construction of Bober Dam in Silesia in 1912.

Hohenzollern Castle, Baden-Württemberg

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Burg Hohenzollern

SavercopPro

Here's an awesome aerial view of one of the most famous castles in Germany.  It's called Hohenzollern Castle, and it's located in the middle of the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg.  This castle that sits here today is the third iteration; the first was built in the 11th century AD and the second in the 15th.  The current structure was completed in 1867 as a royal residence of the Hohenzellern family, the Kings of Prussia and after unification in 1871 the Kaisers of Germany.  .  

Sights of the Black Forest

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Black Forest 2019 l A D&G Film - 4K

Daniel Gavrilas

The legendary Black Forest region of the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg is actually not a forest per se but a mountain range, parts of which are heavily forested.  It forms a sort of continental divide of Europe; its western portion drains to the Atlantic Ocean via the Rhine River while its eastern portion drains to the Black Sea via the Danube River.  In this drone video by Daniel Gavrilas, you'll get a mini-tour of the region, which wasn't settled until the High Middle Ages period of 1000-1250 AD.

Lake Constance in Baden-Württemberg

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Lake Constance

Marco Cantieni

Contributor Marco Cantieni created this beautiful drone video of the western part of Lake Constance, which borders Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.  The footage in the video was taken in the western portion of the Upper Lake (Obersee Bodensee), all of which are part of the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg: Bodman, Überlingen, Kontanz, and Mägdeberg.  The lake forms part of the Rhine River and lies at the foot of the Alps mountains.  

The Althrhein

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Altrhein birdseye view (Buddha Edit)

Marco Cantieni

The Rhine River, which runs through large stretches of western and southern Germany, is one of the most engineered waterways in the world.  This is particularly true in a stretch known as the Altrhein, which covers a portion of the river in the western German state of North Rhine Westphalia.  Here, almost countless lakes and other bodies of water have been formed via the canalization of the Rhine, particularly in the 1800's.  In this drone video by Marco Cantieni, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Altrhein.  

Cochem Castle and Skaggerak Bridge

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Cochem, Germany

NGreyTravels

Top contributor NGreyTravels created this beautiful aerial view of the western German town of Cochem.  The medieval gem sits on the Moselle River (a major Rhine tributary) in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.  The video features excellent footage of its hilltop castle, which originally dates to the 12th century and was reconstructed in the Gothic style in the 19th.  You'll also see footage of the Skagerrak Bridge, which was built in the 1920's.  The town saw significant damage during World War II.

Heidelberg: University and Castle City

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Above Heidelberg | July 2019

Alexandra.Ro

Heidelberg is one of the most important cities in southwestern Germany.  It's situated on the Neckar River (a major Rhine tributary) in the state of Baden-Württemberg.  It is a university town, known first and foremost as the home of Heidelberg University - the oldest in Germany and one of the oldest in the world.  It's also home to the ruins of Heidelberg Castle, considered one of the great Renaissance structures.  You can check out Heidelberg from above in this excellent drone video by Alexandra.ro.

Solingen: City of Blades

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Solingen 2019 - UHD 4K

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Solingen is one of the the largest cities in a region known as Bergisches Land, which is a hilly area in the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia in Western Germany.  For centuries, the city has been closely associated with the manufacturing of steel blades - everything from swords in medieval times to advanced shaving blades in modern times.  The City of Blades is situated on the Whipper River, a major tributary of the mighty Rhine River.  The old city was heavily damaged by an Allied bombing raid in World War II. 

Beuron Archabbey, Benedictine Monastery

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4K German Monastery | Kloster - Beuron

Maciej Ziomber

Contributor Maciej Ziomber combined drone and ground camera footage to create this marvelous video of one of Germany's most famous monasteries.  It's called Beuron Archabbey, and it's a Benedictine Monastery which was founded in 1863 in its namesake town.  It continues to operate, and it's home to Germany's largest monastic library.  Beuron is part of Baden-Württemberg Germany's most heavily Catholic state, which covers the southwestern part of the country.

Baden-Württemberg's Rolling Hills

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Cinematic Footage Baden Württemberg 4k (auf youtube)

Maciej Ziomber

The southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg was a creation of the post-World War II world, when three states agreed to merge shortly after the creation of West Germany.  The state is home to a number of medium-sized cities, but its southern reaches are quite rural.  This area, which features beautiful gently rolling hills dotted with small towns, is the subject of this beautiful drone video by Maciej Ziomber.  It was filmed in the area around Obernheim, a town in the Zollernalbkreis District.

The Eifel Mountains

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Foggy morning in Germany!

Peter van Haastrecht

The Eifel Mountains are one of the lesser-known ranges in Germany.  They lie across the states of North-Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate plus a portion of eastern Belgium.  The Eifels are part of a larger grouping known as the Rhenish Massif.  The highest peak of the Eifels is Hohe Acht, which has a maximum elevation of just under 750 meters or around 2.45k ft.  Cntributor Peter van Haastrecht created this beautiful aerial view of the mountains on a colorful Fall day.  

Kleve Gardens, Lower Rhine Region

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The Kleve Gardens, Germany | Drone Video - Europe in 4K

NTG DRONE

Kleve is a town in the Lower Rhine region of Germany near the Dutch border. During WWII, the city became home to one of the two critical radio transmitters used to run the Luftwaffe's aircraft navigation system, and was heavily targeted by Allied bombers as we result: over 90 percent of the buildings in the city were severely damaged. However, one of the visual highlights of the city, its 17th century gardens, remained fairly intact.  You can see these beautiful gardens from above in this aerial video by NTG DRONE.

Düsseldorf's Rhine Tower

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Rhine Tower Rheinturm - Düsseldorf - Cinematic 4K

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Check out this drone video of one of the modern landmarks of Germany, compliments of wyciu.  It's the Rhine Tower (Rheinturm) communications tower in the city of Düsseldorf, the capital and second-largest city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Standing over 240 meters (about 790 ft.), it's one of the tallest structures in the country.  Completed in 1981, it features a revolving observation deck and restaurant at its top.  The tower overlooks the Rhine River, one of Europe's most important waterways.  

Herschweiler-Pettersheim, Western Palatinate

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Summer in Herschweiler-Pettersheim

roadventures.world

Summer time in Germany is a magical time of year.  In this drone video by contributor roadventures.world, you'll get some great aerial views of a town in the western part of the country, taken at the height of a glorious summer.  It's a municipality called Herschweiler-Pettersheim, and it is situated in the soouthwestern part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.  Part of the Palatinate historical region (also sometimes known as the Rhenish Palatinate), Herschweiler-Pettersheim dates to the Antiquity.  

Fulda, State of Hesse

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Fulda, Petersberg Hessen 2019 4k UHD

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Here's a nice aerial view of the city of Fulda in the state of Hesse in Western Germany, compliments of wyciu.  The city was the site of an 8th century AD monastery founded by a disciple of St. Bonaface.  Fulda lies astride two corridors which were thought vunerable to a tank invasion by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.  Covering the so-called Fulda Gap (which exposed the massive US Air Force bases in nearby Frankfurt) became a major preoccupation within NATO during these tense decades.  

Wertheim am Main, Baden-Württemberg

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Wertheimer Castle & Town in the sunset

Firefox Drone Media

Check out this drone video of a well-preserved castle town in southwestern Germany, compliments of Firefox Drone Media.  Wertheim am Main is the northernmost town in the state of Baden-Württemberg.  It's strategically located near the point where the Tauber River joins the Main, the longest right-tributary of the Rhine.   The town grew in the shadow of the castle, which dates to the 7th or 8th century AD.  The video features great aerial footage of the castle and the town, which has a population of around 24k.

Cochem: Castle on the Moselle River

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Castle Cochem

stefan.beumer

Cochem Castle, built in the 12th century, lies on the Moselle River in the Rhineland area of western Germany.  It is cradled on a hilltop that offers panoramic views of Cochem village and the surrounding landscape of Rhineland-Palatinate, one of Western Germany's most important states.  Contributor Stefan Beumer flew his drone over the castle and the village, creating this spectacular aerial view of the magnificent landmark, which was destroyed in the 17th century and rebuilt in the 19th. 

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