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Berlin: Germany's Capital City
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The Best of Berlin, from Above

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The German capital Berlin was arguably the most important city in the world in the 20th century.  It was the capital of Germany when the country plunged into World Wars I-II, and was (in divided form) the likely flash point for a World War III which (fortunately) did not occur.  Berlin is now the capital of a country which is one of the pillars of international peace and stability.  Here is a magnificent aerial tour of the great city on the Elbe, complements of New Entertainment Pictures.

Hamburg by Drone
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The Very Best of Hamburg from Above

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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 in the entire European Union.  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.

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.  

Dresden's Famed Cathedral
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Frauenkirche, Dresden


Take in this aerial view of the  Dresden Cathedral, compliments of DW-Travel. It's one of the most beautiful churches in Europe as well as one of the most powerful symbols of the 20th destruction visited by and upon Germany.  In February, 1945, during the closing months of World War II, Dresden was nearly destroyed in a still=controversial Allied firebombing attack.  The bombing nearly destroyed the famous cathedral and killed at least 25,000 civilians.  

Aerial Tour of Berlin
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Drone Tour of Berlin

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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.

Saxony's Famous Bastei Rocks
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The Bastei: Rock Formation in Germany


Contributor 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 reunification.  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.

Berlin's Magnificent Cathedral
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Berlin Cathedral Aerial Tour, Germany


The Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin,  aka the Berlin Dom, is one of the most recognized sites in the German capital city.  It was built in 1905, when Berlin was at the peak of its imperial splendor under Kaiser Wilhelm II.  In this video, content creator Raf Neo used a DJI MAvic Pro drone to create an aerial tour of this amazing structure in the Museum Island area of the city, which was in the Western sector and surrounded by the Berlin Wall for decades.  

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 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.  

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.  

Berlin's Soviet Monument
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Sowjet Monument | Berlin, Germany

After World War II ended in 1945, the victorious Soviet Union wanted a monument to the Red Army's defeat of Nazi Germany built in its occupied sector of East Berlin.  The result was the Soviet Memorial at Treptower Park, an area on the River Spee just southeast of the central district.  Contributor DP Pictures created a beautiful aerial video of this landmark, which is testament to the massive suffering by the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War (as the conflict is still known in Russia).  

Containership in the Port of Hamburg
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Containership in the Port of Hamburg: Phantom 4 Pro

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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 perspective on the process of moving massive ships through crowded ports like this one.  

Aerial Views of Nighttime Hamburg
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Hamburg at Night / P4P

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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.  

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.  

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.  

Germany's Magnificent Schweriner Palace
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Schweriner Schloss - DJI Phantom 4 Pro - Luftaufnahmen in 4k


Contributor 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. 

Cold War Relic in Berlin
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Field Station Berlin: Former NSA Listening Post


Contributor Solon-luigi created this remarkable drone video of a key Cold War outpost in Berlin.  Divided among the key victorious powers at the conclusion of World War II, Berlin was the key flashpoint during the decades of the Cold War.  The US National Security Agency listening post shown in this video was one of the means by which the Western Powers were able to monitor Soviet activity in the region and detect possible pre-emptive strikes on West Berlin.

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 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.   

Wind Turbines on the North German Plains
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Sunset over Wind Farm Near Alsleben, Germany


The North European Plain represents one of the world's top windpower resources.  It's no surprise then that the world's largest wind turbine company is Danish, and that Germany had the third largest windpower fleet by installed capacity as of 2017.  In this video, contributor Skydronauts used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to film some of the GE turbines at the Alsleben Wind Project.  The project, located in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, is one of the country's largest installations.

Berlin: 1936 Olympics Relics
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Berlin Olympic Stadium and Bell Tower


Famously, Berlin hosted the last Summer Olympics held before the onset of World War II, during the first half of August, 1936.  Adolph Hitler and other top leaders of Nazi Germany were in attendance, and the American athlete Jesse Owens' four gold medals in track and field were regarded as an affront to Nazi ideals about racial supremacy.  In this drone video by Aliencopter, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Berlin Olympic grounds, including the Bell Tower and the Berlin Olympic Stadium.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Schwering Palace
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Schloss - Albrechtsberg und Schloss Eckberg in Dresden an der Elbe


Contributor Reibimei used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create this aerial view of one of the great castles of Northern Germany.  The Schwerin Palace is located in a town of the same name in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in the northeastern corner of the country.  Built on the site of an old fortress, the castle played an important role in the various struggles which took place amongst the numerous rival principalities which eventually united to form modern Germany.  

Baroque Castle in Saxony
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Schloß Moritzburg Dresden - Sachsen

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Check out this beautiful drone video of a well known Baroque style castle in Germany, the first upload 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.  

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 contributor  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 northwestern part of the country.  It lies on the heart of the great North European Plain which runs from northern France through the Low Countries and Northern Germany into Poland.  


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Trip To Rügen 1/3