As such, there are several places to visit around the world for street photographers. However, Berlin can be said to be a feast for them as this beautiful German capital has numerous photogenic spots, shooting which a street photographer can enjoy their task in a true sense. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful monuments and architectural wonders around Berlin which you shouldn’t miss capturing in your camera.
1. Government District
Among the many fotospots Berlin, the government district should probably be your prime spot to start with. The famous Paul-Lobe House here is divided by the Spree. You can either get close to it with a wide angle or capture it in your camera with telephoto lens from the red marked circle.
The Marie-Elisabeth-Luders building is also on the riverside marked by the red circle. You can capture photos of these beautiful monuments from various angles. Even you can capture pictures from above from a little bridge nearby.
2. Brandenburger Tor
Brandenburger Tor is one of the most photographed monuments of Berlin. In addition to a whole of it, it also offers numerous individual spots worth capturing in your camera. Nowadays, a lot of changes have taken place in the building due to various events such as Festival of Lights in early October when the gate was turned into a big projection screen. Also, the crowd of musicians, tourists and political activists can offer you plenty of photo opportunities.
3. Unter den Linden
Once you capture some wonderful pictures at the Brandenburger Tor, you can head towards the Alexanderplatz along the street Unter den Linden. While walking, you can see the Berlin ‘Lustgarten’ and the Memorial to the Fallen Soldiers. Lustgarten is an amazing place to visit in the summer when there are gatherings on the lawn in the front on the beautiful backdrop of the Berlin Dom. The Berliners enjoying some leisure time can be fine subjects for human life and street photography.
4. Memorial to the Fallen Soldiers
The inside of the memorial to the fallen soldiers offers you a chance to play with silhouettes on sunlit days. However, you should plan the visit carefully as you’ll get only a short time frame when the altitude of the sun is perfect and casts a shadow on the background. If you’re there in the summer, you should try to visit a couple of hours past noon when you’ll get the best light.
At Alexanderplatz, you can see different social groups meeting together. You can see typical punks, street musicians and even people dressed in their favorite animal figures. Thus, here you’ll get the much-desired street photographs of Berlin.
So, have you started planning a street photography tour to Berlin?