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Aerial Views of Nighttime Hamburg

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Hamburg at Night / P4P

Elb Cut Media

Hamburg is the second largest metropolitan area in Germany after Berlin.  Situated on the Elbe River, Hamburg is also Germany's largest seaport.  For these reasons, as well as its relative proximity to bomber bases in the UK, Hamburg was heavily damaged by Allied bombing in World War II, and the firebombing of July, 1943 killed approximately 50,000 civilians.  Contributor Elb Cut Media used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial view of the great German city, now fully recovered, at night.  

Hamburg by Drone

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The Very Best of Hamburg from Above

New Entertainment Pictures

The port city of Hamburg in northern Germany is one of the keys to the country's export-oriented economy.  The city is home to the largest German seaport and the second largest port in the entire European Union after Rotterdam.  Lying on a river about 110 km (around 70 mi) upstream from the North Sea, the city is the core of a metropolitan area of about 5 million, the second largest in Germany after Berlin.  New Entertainment Pictures created this magnificent drone video of the great city on the River Elbe.

Infamous German Concentration Camp

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp


In this drone video by c13studio, you'll get a haunting look at the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp in eastern Germany.  Located just north of Berlin, the camp was opened in 1936 for detention of political prisoners.  During World War II, its role changed to include outright extermination.  In April, 1945, the camp was liberated by the Red Army, but not before its remaining prisoners were taken on a death march which claimed many more victims in addition to the 30,000 who were killed at the camp.

The "Switzerland" of Saxony

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Saxon Switzerland / Zschirnstein


Contributor and pilot Ludoweet created this amazing drone video of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, which cover parts of Saxony in eastern Germany as well as a portion of the Czech Republic.  The area (or at least its German portion) is sometimes referred to Saxon Switzerland, although it's well to the north of the actual Switzerland.  The video captures the Großer Zschirnstein, the highest peak of these foothills, which reaches a height of 560 meters (about 1.8k ft.) above sea level.   

Dresden's Famed Cathedral

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Frauenkirche, Dresden


Take in this aerial view of Germany's Dresden Cathedral, compliments of DW-Travel. Situated in the heart of the Saxon state capital, it's considered one of the most beautiful churches in Europe.  The great landmark overlooks the Elbe River in the historic city center.  It was completed in the mid 18th century at the behest of the (Catholic) royal family which ruled largely Protestant Saxony.  Heavily damaged by the famous Allied bombing raid in the closing months of World War, the cathedral was later carefully restored.

Saxony: Königstein Fortress

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Königstein Fortress by DJI Mavic Pro Drone


You may have heard of Königstein Fortress but you've probably never seen it from the perspective provided in this drone video by contributor and pilot SKYDRONAUTS.  One of the largest fortresses in Europe, it sits atop a hill overlooking the Elbe River near Dresden, in Saxony.  Situated in an important river location near the border with historical Czech lands, the fortress dates to the 13th century and has been enlarged many times.  It's one of the largest tourist attractions in the former East Germany.  

Lübeck: Historical Treasure of Northern Germany

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#DailyDrone: Holsten Gate, Lübeck


Lübeck is probably the greatest historical city in northern Germany.  Located in the northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein, this port city was part of the Hanseatic League, which dominated trade in northern Europe for centuries.  It continues to be Germany's principal port on the Baltic Sea.  The city is known for its distinctive brick Gothic architectural style, and its old city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  You can see this famous city from above in this drone video by DW-Travel.  

Aerial Tour of Berlin

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Drone Tour of Berlin

New Entertainment Pictures

For a three minute tour of the great German capital city of Berlin, you can't beat this production from New Entertainment Pictures.  Combining drone and ground camera footage, the video features footage of Brandenburger Tor, Potsdamer Platz, Berliner Dom, the red City Hall, the Bundestag with the Kanzleramt, Schloss Bellevue, Schloss Charlottenburg, the Berliner Konzerthaus, Gedächtniskirche, KaDeWe, the Siegessäule, Berliner Fernsehturm, Tempelhof and the Berliner Olympia-Stadion.

Germany's Magnificent Schweriner Palace

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Schweriner Schloss - DJI Phantom 4 Pro - Luftaufnahmen in 4k


Contributor and pilot Reibimei used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this aerial video of Schweiner, an important city in northern Germany.  Schweiner is the capital of the state of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which occupies the northereastern corner of the country.  The most important cultural landmark of Schweiner is its castle, known variously as Schweiner Castle or Schweiner Palace.  The castle, which is the centerpiece of the video, sits on one of the lakes surrounding the city. 

Aerial Tour of Leipzig

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Leipzig, Germany: DJI Phantom 4


Contributor and drone pilot _tewe_ created this beautiful aerial tour of Leipzig, Germany.  Leipzig is the largest city in the state of Saxony in eastern Germany.  In 1813, the city was the site of one of the pivotal battles of the Napoleonic Wars.  In the Battle of Leipzig (sometimes called the Battle of Nations), coalition forces defeated those of Napoleon and forever squashed his hopes of controlling Europe.  In terms of the forces involved, it was the largest battle in European history up to World War I.  

Rugen: Germany's Baltic Island

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Trip To Rügen 3/3


Top contributor and drone pilot brings us this beautiful aerial view of Rügen, Germany's largest island.  The video was shot at Kap Arkona, at the northern tip of the island.   Rügen is located in the Baltic Sea, towards the eastern end of the German coastline.  It's part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the northeasternmost of the 16 which make up the German federation.   The island is a popular beach tourist destination, and is known for its long sandy beaches and open lagoons.  

Aerial Tour of Saxony

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Sachsen (Germany) and the Czech border.

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Ride along with contributor Miko for a tour-by-drone of Saxony, the German state which lies to the south of Berlin. Officially known as the Free State of Saxony, this was one of the states which had been part of the GDR (East Germany) prior to the country's reunification.  It's part of the historical region of Saxony, which also included parts of modern day Czech Republic and Poland.  The video features some of the most beautiful sights of Saxony, including the Elbe River, Dresden, and Meisse.  

Thuringia: Falkenstein

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Visit To Neighbors / Falkenstein


Top contributor Ludoweet created this beautiful drone video of a well known rock formation in eastern Germany.  Falkenstein is located in the Thuringian Forest, which covers much of the state of Thuringia (one of the former German Democratic Republic states).  The rocks, which are made of an igneous rock called Porphyry, stand 96 meters (about 315 ft.) tall.  First scaled in the early 19th century, the rocks are a popular climbing spot in this part of the country, sometimes called Swiss Saxony.

Lower Saxony Countryside

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Snow and Ice Shot of a Church in Northern Germany

Check out this beautiful drone video of a wintertime scene in northern Germany, compliments of content creator and pilot  He filmed a church in his home town of Verden/Aller, in the state of Lower Saxony.  Lower Saxony is a large state (Germany's second largest in land area) which covers much of the northeastern part of the country.  Its territory lies in the heart of the great North European Plain which runs from northern France through the Low Countries and Northern Germany into Poland.  

Dresden's Zwinger Palace

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Zwinger Dresden


The Zwinger Palace is one of the landmarks of Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony in Northern Germany.  Construction of the Baroque palace, built on the site of a 12th century fortress, began in the early 18th century.  For a number of reasons, the structure was never completed to the original design.  The palace was heavily damaged during the famous Allied firebombing raid of Dresden in the closing months of World War II which killed up to 25k people, but was meticulously restored after the war.  

Sunset on Usedom, Baltic Sea

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Sunset over the Baltic Sea

Marten Kählert

Check out this stunning drone's eye view of Germany's Baltic Sea coastline, compliments of contributor and pilot Marten Kählert.  It was filmed near the town of Trassenheide, a coastal resort town on the island of Usedom.  Usedom is part of the historical region of Pomerania and is one of the largest islands of the southern Baltic Sea; since World War II it's been split between Poland and Germany.  The German (western) portion of the island is part of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.  

Hamburg: Germany's Commercial Capital

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Hamburg Drone Footage #Lebensgefühl

Elb Cut Media

Hambirg is one of the most important cities of Germany.  It's the second largest after Berlin, and in some respects the country's commercial capital.  The city is situated on the Elbe River, upstream from its mouth on the North Sea.  It's port is the largest in Germany and the third largest in Europe.  It's also the home to some of Germany's largest companies, occupying a position in the world of trade and shipping analagous to the role of Frankfurt in finance.  See it from above in this drone video by Elb Cut Media.  

Cathedral and Castle in Meissen, Saxony

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Albrechtsburg & Dom Meissen, Sachsen

Mischa Haubold

Check out this beautiful aerial video from the Elbe River Valley in eastern germany, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Mischa Haubold.  The town of Meissen is located in the state of Saxony, about 25 km (15 mi.) downstream of the state capital city of Dresden.  Its two best known landmarks are located adjacently on a hill above the town: Meissen Cathedral and the Late Gothic Albrechtsburg Castle.  The two landmarks overlooking the fabled river make for an iconic bit of German scenery.  

Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall

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Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall Hamburg


Contributor and pilot Hawkzero created this drone video of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall (Elbphilharmonie) in Hamburg, Germany.  Situated on the banks of the Elbe River in Germany's second largest city (and largest port city), it's one of the largest and most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world.  The facility opened in 2017, having cost the equivalent of nearly US$1 billion to construct.  It's now the main landmark of the city's HafenCity District.  Its design resembles a hoisted sail.  

Pro Drone Reel from Northern Germany

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Drone Reel - Spring 2017


Check out this amazing and very professional demo reel from top contributor vierafly.  Most of the footage was shot over different spots in Northern Germany.  It includes a mix of footage of a number of corporate sites, some shots of the great plains which cover much of the region, the Baltic Sea coast, and some shots of the region's cities and cultural landmarks.  Highlights include a shot of Leipzig's Battle of Nations Monument and some great shots of the City-Hochhaus, Leipzig's landmark skyscraper.   

Elbschlösser: The Three Elbe Castles

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Dresden Castle I DJI Mavic 2 Pro I HC-VXF11EG-K I Dresdens Schlösser I Sachsen I 4K

Mischa Haubold

The area around Dreseden, Germany is home to a trio of famous castles called the Elbschlösser.  They lie along the banks of the Elbe River just upstream from the city, which is the capital of the state of Saxony.  The three castles are Castle Albrechtsberg, Lingner Castle (Villa Stockhausen) and Castle Eckberg.  All three were constructed in the period of 1850-1861.  The complex is part of a single UNESCO World Heritage site.  Check them out in this beautiful drone video by Mischa Haubold. 

Baroque Castle in Saxony

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Schloß Moritzburg Dresden - Sachsen

Mischa Haubold

Check out this beautiful drone video of a well known Baroque style castle in Germany from contributor Mischa Haubold.  Moritzburg Castle is situated in the state of Saxony (one of the states which was part of East Germany prior to reunification), just a short distance from the state capital Dresden.  It was built in the middle 16th century, initially as a hunting lodge for the then-Duke of Saxony.  Subsequent major modifications, including the addition of a chapel, occurred in the 17th and 18th centuries.  

Top Sights of Berlin

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Ki Rill
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Take in the sights of the great German capital city of Berlin, compliments of Ki Rill.  The video opens with a great shot of the dome of the New Church (Neue Kirche or Deutscher Dom) followed by a quick reveal of the adjacent Berlin Concert House (Konzerthaus Berlin) on the Gendarmenmarkt square.  From there it's on to the even more magnificent Berlin Cathedral (Berlin Dom) on Museum Island on the River Spree, the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building, and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Hannover's Marienburg Castle

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Marienburg Castle In Germany Hannover

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Check out this drone video of a well known Gothic Revival castle in eastern Germany, compliments of contributor and pilot Aldo.  It's called the Marienburg Castle, and it's located about a half hour drive south of Hannover in the state of Lower Saxony.  The castle was built in the mid 19th century as a gift from the King of Hannover (George V, who turned out to be the last king) to his wife.  It's considered a great example of the Gothic Revival design trend which swept through parts of Europe in the 1800's.  

Kriebstein: Saxon Castle

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Dam and castle Kriebstein - Saxony - Germany

Mischa Haubold

Here's an aerial view of a well-known castle in the northern German state of Saxony, compliments of Mischa Haubold.  It's called Kriebstein Castle, and it sits atop a hill overlooking the Zschopau River near the town of Waldheim, close to the Czech border.  The castle dates to the Late Gothic period, having been completed around the turn of the 15th century. It was modified in the late 15th century, again in the late 17th century, and once more in the mid-19th century when it acquired its Neo Gothic elements.   

Schloss Belevedere, Thuringia

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Check out this drone video of a well-known summer manor in northern Germany, compliments of content creator and pilot OBENDROHNE.  It's called Schloss Belvedere, and it's located on the outskirts of Weimar in the state of Thuringia.  The Baroque style landmark was built between 1724-32 as a retreat for Ernest Augustus I, the Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.  The castle contains an orangerie, a type of room created in many estates of the period to protect fruit trees during the cold winter months.  

Upper Lusatia's Muskau Park

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro I HC VXF1EG-K I Fürst Pückler Park - Bad Muskau I 4K

Mischa Haubold

Check out this drone video of a famous park which lies along the German-Polish border, compliments of Mischa Haubold.  Muskau Park (Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad) lies just west of the Neisse River in the historical region of Upper Lusatia, which sits across parts of the German state of Saxony as well as adjacent areas of Poland.  The park was built by a prominent German nobleman shortly after the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars.   It's home to what is believed to be the largest English garden in Europe.

Erfurt: Thuringian Capital City

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Erfurt is the capital and largest city in the German state of Thuringia, which is situated near the geographic center of the country.  Located roughly between Frankfurt and Berlin, Erfurt is home to one of Europe's best-preserved medieval-era city centers.  Erfurt is located on the historical Via Regia route, one of the most important European roadways during the Middle Ages.  Seen here in this drone video by #OBENDROHNE, Erfurt is home to the oldest university in the territory of modern-day Germany, 

Schloss Pillnitz: Elbe Castle

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Christmas Garden - Dresden - Schloss Pillnitz

Mischa Haubold

Schloss Pillnitz is a well-known palace on the River Elbe in Dresden, Germany.  Originally constructed in the 14th century, the palace served as the summer residence for the electors and kings of Saxony, the once-independent German kingdom which roughly coincides with the modern state of the same name.  The castle was rebuilt in the Baroque style in the early 18th century, and the English-style garden was added later in the century.  In this drone video by Mischa Haubold, you can see the famous palace decked out for the Christmas holiday.  

Drone Views of Dresden

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Dresden, Germany from the Air

Viajes Lost Planet

Get an aerial tour of the great German city of Dresden, compliments of Viajes Lost Planet.  Built on the banks of the Elbe River, Dresden is the capital of the North German state of Saxony. The video features excellent aerials of the historic city center, including the magnificent Dresden Cathedral.  Dresden was the target of a famous (and controversial) bombing raid near the end of World War II which is estimated to have killed over 25k civilians and which was immortalized in Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 classic Slaughterhouse Five.  

Containership in the Port of Hamburg

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Containership in the Port of Hamburg: Phantom 4 Pro

Elb Cut Media

Contributor Elb Cut Media used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to shoot this epic aerial video of a containership being pulled by tugboat through the Port of Hamburg.  Hamburg is Germany's largest port and one of the keys to its export-driven economy, although it lies not on the seacoast but 110 km (about 70 mi) upstream from the (North Sea) mouth of the Elbe River.  The video provides a great bird's eye perspective on the complex process of safely moving massive ships through crowded ports like this one.  

Dresden: Saxony's Capital City

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Arturas Orlauskas

Check out this magnificent drone video of Dresden, Germany, compliments of Arturas Orlauskas.  The capital of the northern state of Saxony, Dresden is built on the banks of the Elbe River.  Home to some of the most well-known Baroque architecture in Europe, the city was heavily damaged in the waning months of World War II during a still-controversial bombing raid which destroyed much of the old city and killed at least 25,000 civilians; the bombing was immortalized in Kurt Vonnegut's classic 1969 novel, Slaughterhouse-Five.  

Saxony's Famous Bastei Rocks

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The Bastei: Rock Formation in Germany


Contributor and pilot Koorosh used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this spectacular aerial video of one of the most impressive rock formations in Germany.  The Bastei is situated in the state of Saxony in what had been East Germany prior to German reunification in 1989.  The tops of the rocks are almost 200 meters (over 650 ft.) above the Elbe River, in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.  The Bastei are one of the major outdoor tourist attractions in eastern Germany, easily accessible from nearby Dresden.