1900s Germany in Rare Color Photos
This series of 1900s Germany in rare color photos is like a time-travelling machine, where we are able to see how such a big and beautiful country like Deutschland used to look like at the beginning of the 20th century, before the two World Wars kicked-off in Europe and destroyed a lot of irreplaceable architectural treasures.
Taschen, a German publisher, has recently launched the “Germany Around 1900” book. Showing extremely rare color photos of the country and its most famous landmarks, before wars broke down on the old continent.
As the publisher says: “The images are all rare examples of the historical photochrom process, a printing technique that allowed black-and-white photographs to be reproduced in colour,”.
Schwerin grand-ducal palace, Mecklenburg
Wernigerode Town Hall
Castle of Sigmaringen
The coast around Westerland
Bedroom, Neuschwanstein Castle, south of Munich
Heinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen – Butchers’ Guild Hall, Hildesheim
1900s Germany – Bastei Bridge
Frederick Bridge and Berlin’s cathedral
Traditional German kitchen
All these vintage photos are extremely beautiful because they take us back to a time where life was a lot harder. People were a lot more connected with their surroundings and they took good care of Mother Nature.
Germany is a very beautiful country. With old traditions and a very rich culture, these very rare photos are just a small glimpse of what this land had and still has to offer to its visitors.
It’s truly remarkable to see how something from 100 years ago evolved and how different the modern-day society is compared to the early 20th century.