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Top Sights of Berlin

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Ki Rill

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.

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 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, near the end of World War II, Dresden was nearly destroyed in a still-controversial Allied firebombing attack.  The bombing, immortalized in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five (1969), inflicted significant damage to the cathedral and killed at least 25,000 civilians.  

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.

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.  

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

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. 

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. 

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.  

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 Mischa Haubold.  The town of Meissen is located in the state of Saxony, about 25 km (15 mi.) downstream of the state capital 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.  

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.

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.

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.   

Dresden's Zwinger Palace

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Zwinger Dresden


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, although for various reasons it was never completed to the original design.  The palace was heavily damaged during the famous firebombing raid of Dresden in the closing months of World War II, but was restored after the war.  

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.  

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.  

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.  

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 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.  

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.  

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.

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.

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 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.  

Schloss Belevedere, Thuringia

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Check out this drone video of a well-known summer manor in northern Germany, compliments of 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.  It contains an orangerie, a type of room created in many estates of the period to protect fruit trees during the winter months.  

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.   

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.  

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's Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall

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Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall Hamburg


Contributor 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, 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.   


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Trip To Rügen 1/3

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Trip To Rügen 2/3