Members of the ice swimming club “Berliner Seehunde” (Berlin Seals) take a dip in the Orankesee lake as part of their traditional Christmas swimming session in Berlin, Germany, December 25, 2015. (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)
Revellers take part in the traditional “Weiberfastnacht” (Women's Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany, February 4, 2016. Germany is celebrating its traditional carnival with tight security after assaults on women during New Year's Eve celebrations across the country. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)
Even the powerhouse of Europe has its fair share of abandoned properties and empty shop fronts as seen in these pictures of decaying buildings in Germany. Photographer Daniel Barter, 30, from London traveled Berlin and the surrounding countryside to capture buildings in need of work on film. Far from being resplendent in vintage glory, the deserted music venues and crumbling hospitals are a shadow of their former selves. German eagle motifs flake off ceilings and concert halls designed for hundreds have not seen a show for years. Photo: Lung sanatorium. (Photo by Daniel Barter/Caters News)
Models promote the game “Diamond Dogs” during the Gamescom 2015 fair in Cologne, Germany August 5, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of visitors will enjoy one of the world's largest computer and video game events until Sunday. (Photo by Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)
“Tiger and Turtle–Magic Mountain” by German art duo Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth is a walkable sculpture shaped like a roller coaster. Visitors can stroll along the track (except for the loop sections). The 69 foot tall sculpture is located in Wanheim Duisburg, Germany.