Awesome Aerials: Germany from Above!

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Hello dear readers. One of the reasons that flying is so fascinating is the possibility to see everything from above. Every problem seems relative facing the stunning landscapes of our planet and seeing houses that look like toys from the cockpit.

Today, I’d like to share some aerial views of Germany with you. Enjoy! All pictures are ©Manuel Rauch.

The Absolute Freedom

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Down below, you can see the wonderful landscape of Rhineland Palatinate, some kilometers south of the place where I study. Not many people around there, but great vines, food and sceneries and little old cities 🙂

The street you can see below belongs to Bernkastel-Kues. I’ve been there one year ago, the city has just roundabout 7,000 inhabitants.


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Now we head back home: the Rhine nearby the Siebengebirge and the Drachenfels (Dragon’s Rock). The source of the rock is volcanic magma and many legends are told about it. Among them is the saga of Siegfried of the “Nibelungenlied”, who killed the dragon Fafnir who lived in a cave upon the hill.

The Drachenfels even provided the building material for the famous Cologne Cathedral! Spot the rock on the right of the picture below. Left to the rhine lies Bonn!

After World War II and the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949 until 1998, this city has been Germany’s capital. Today, this is Berlin, Bonn suffered quite a lot due to that fact, both economically and socially.


This is the Schloss Drachenburg, a private villa in the style of a palace, situated directly nearby the Dragon’s Rock (I can imagine a worse place for my house 🙂 ). It was built in the late 19th Century.


Navigating with an iPad is fun 🙂


The sun is setting, and now it is time to fly back to Bonn Hangelar (EDKB), a former military and now public airfield.

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I hope that you enjoyed these views of Western Germany, If you like them, feel free to share and comment 🙂

Cheers, AP


31 thoughts on “Awesome Aerials: Germany from Above!

  1. Das Rheinland ist ja meine Heimat: Toll, die Bilder zu sehen! Sehe mich auch in meiner Beobachtung als schnöde Passagierin bestätigt, dass Deutschland zu einem großen Teil nach wie vor aus Wäldern und Feldern besteht. Oder hast Du die nur fotografiert, weil sie schöner sind als zersiedeltes Stadtgebiet?

    1. Den Eindruck hat man echt öfter. Die Fotos hat mein Fluglehrer diesmal gemacht, auch wegen der reizvollen Landschaft – die Ecke wo ich studiere ist ja der Ausläufer des Siebengebirges, hier gibt es dementsprechend auch Wald satt, genau das gleiche in Rheinland Pfalz, Schwarzwald und in großen Teilen Bayerns…weiter nördlich jedoch gibt’s dann mehr Weideland und dann gibt’s natürlich auch den Niederrhein und das Ruhrgebiet, aus der Ecke komme ich 🙂

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