The Oberbaum Bridge Berlin in the magical light of the Blue Hour.
The photo was taken at the Festival of Lights and shows a view across the Spree to the two characteristic towers of the bridge.
The light trails of cars, ships and the subway (on the “upper level” of the bridge) convey the typical, energetic atmosphere of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
The Oberbaum Bridge (German: Oberbaumbrücke) has crossed the Spree River since 1895; its wooden predecessors once marked Berlin’s customs border.
During World War II, the Oberbaum Bridge was badly damaged, and after 1945 it again marked a border: that of the Iron Curtain between East and West.
With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Oberbaum Bridge awoke from its sad slumber, and now it once again became the connecting element between Friedrichshain (formerly East Berlin) and Kreuzberg (formerly West Berlin).
By 1995 it had been completely reconstructed, including its subway viaduct, and since then the Oberbaum Bridge has once again become one of Berlin’s most beautiful bridges.
Today, like the Brandenburg Gate, it stands as a symbol and landmark for the reunited capital.
Discover more pictures of Oberbaum Bridge Berlin:
Berlin by night: The Oberbaum Bridge with the light trails of the subway and road traffic.
A subway train of the U1 line on the viaduct of the Oberbaum Bridge.
Typical Berlin, typical Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg: Street Music under the Calatrava Arch of the Oberbaum Bridge.
Colorful across the Spree: A Berlin subway train in the typical yellow in front of one of the characteristic red brick towers of the Oberbaum Bridge.
A summer evening on the banks of the Spree in Friedrichshain, with the sun on the face and a blinking view of the most beautiful bridge in Berlin.
The characteristic towers of the Oberbaum Bridge in an analog black-and-white photograph, taken on 6×6 medium format film and a Rolleiflex.
A night shot with light trails, with the Calatrava arch in central perspective.
Blue hour in Berlin. A photo in portrait format with the Oberbaum Bridge and its reflections in the water of the Spree.
Berlin glows: The Oberbaum Bridge at the Festival of Lights.
In the backlight of the setting sun.
Berlin in winter, with ice floes on the river Spree.
A long exposure of the Berlin Oberbaum Bridge.
The Oberbaum Bridge Berlin in black and white.
The most beautiful bridge in Berlin is also very photogenic in square format.
Pedestrians, cyclists and the light rays of the setting sun on Berlin’s Oberbaum Bridge.
A long exposure in black and white.
A Berlin skyline at sunset, with the striking silhouette of Oberbaum Bridge and TV Tower.
A backlit view.
The view over the Spree in a long exposure.
A portrait photo with light trails and full of energy: The Oberbaum Bridge Berlin in the magical light of the blue hour.
The U1 subway line connects Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg on the Oberbaum Bridge viaduct.
New Year’s Eve in Berlin: Here on the Oberbaum Bridge you can also celebrate into the New Year.