The following information is provided in compliance with EU regulations — and in a genuine effort to provide you, our visitors, with full transparency on our website. You may want to skip ahead to our privacy policy, learn more about the copyright rules governing this site, or check out our acknowledgements to learn more about the fine people supporting GermanBureau.

Company information is owned and operated by:

GermanBureau (Redaktionsbüro Bakst)

Manfred-von-Richthofen-Str. 20
12101 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 340 823 93 (mobile forwarding)

Publisher: Alexander Bakst

VAT ID (USt-ID-Nr.): DE 277 695 519
Tax no. (StNr.): 21/215/01058

Court of jurisdiction

Amtsgericht Tempelhof-Kreuzberg (Berlin)

Möckernstraße 130
10963 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 90175 0
Fax: +49 30 90175 211

Privacy Policy

We consider data privacy to be a vital principle in the information age, and we stand with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other organizations fighting to strengthen digital rights around the world. Your privacy is important to us, too, and we want you to know how your information is processed on our website.

Personal information

As a matter of course, you may access any public page on without providing personally identifiable information. The provision of such data (name, e-mail address, or any other type of information that is directly linked to your person) is voluntary, i.e. on request only and at the discretion of each user. That means we will not ask you to turn off your ad blocker, disable your privacy plugins, or take any other action that would compromise or circumvent your privacy rights.

In accordance with German privacy laws, specifically Telemediengesetz (TMG) and Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG), will not share your personal information with third parties without your explicit consent. will never sell, rent, swap, or otherwise authorize any third party to use your personally identifiable information without your permission.

Standard disclaimer: Please be aware that the transfer of data over the Internet bears inherent security risks. For this reason, is unable to guarantee unconditional protection from unauthorized access by third parties. To the best of our abilities, we have taken reasonable measures to protect the privacy rights and digital safety of our online visitors.

Data Storage

Any personally identifiable information you provide via will be stored and used in our databases for the sole purpose of processing your specific, user-initiated query — such as a contact request or newsletter subscription — in accordance with German privacy laws. reserves the right to collect anonymous statistical data on all site traffic within our domain. For this purpose, uses Google Analytics, an analytical tool provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Data collected in this manner is designed to analyze traffic and improve usability on our site. Please read the Google Privacy Policy for more information.

Cookies uses cookies, including non-essential cookies, to improve the user experience on our website. As you may already know, “cookies” are small text files stored on your local device to help us keep track of web traffic and usage statistics on our site. Although contains no third-party advertising, analytical tools such as Google Analytics may use third-party cookies for the purpose of traffic evaluation.

Any information gathered through our cookies may be transferred to and stored on a Google server located in the United States of America. Google may use this information to analyze your usage of our site, create reports on related online traffic patterns for us, and provide its own services based on aggregate data collected from millions of users. Google may also transfer this information to third parties under applicable law for the purpose of further processing on behalf of Google. Please refer to Google’s privacy policy for additional details.

You can disable third-party cookies in your browser settings at any time without affecting your access to By continuing to access our website, you agree to the terms set forth in our privacy policy above; to withdraw your implied consent, close all instances of our website on your devices and clear your browser cache including cookies.


If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us and we will make every effort to address your concerns in a timely manner.


We have designed and written our website with great care and due diligence. Nonetheless, assumes no liability for the accuracy, integrity, and actuality of the contents provided herein. As a service provider in accordance with § 7 Abs.1 TMG we are, generally speaking, legally responsible for the content on this site. At the same time, in accordance with § 8 through 10 TMG we are not required to monitor transferred or stored data from third parties, nor are we obliged to proactively research circumstances that would indicate unlawful activities. General legal requirements to remove or block the use of certain information remain untouched by this provision. This requirement becomes effective from the moment a specific infringement is recognized. In such cases, we will immediately remove the offending content.

External Links may contain links to external websites over which we have no influence. Because we have no control over third-party activities, we cannot be held responsible for content hosted on domains other than our own. External links are provided in good faith and with due diligence, meaning that we could not determine an infringement of applicable laws upon placing the links. However, we are unable to permanently monitor the content of external providers in the absence of a specific indication of infringement. Upon learning of any abuses — for example, by notification from users or law enforcement — we will immediately take steps to remove the offending link or content.

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Layout, design and content of are protected under the provisions of German copyright law, and as such may not be reproduced or redistributed in any way that is inconsistent with applicable rights unless the publisher gives prior written consent.

Reproduction (download or copies) of any content on our website, including blog posts and other media, is permitted for personal, non-commercial use only. (In other words, we reserve the sole right to exploit our intellectual property for commercial gain.) A further exception is granted for non-commercial reference purposes under the provisions of the “fair use” doctrine. In this case, please take care to properly cite your sources.

Any third-party content published on this site is subject to the copyright restrictions of its respective owners. All forms of redistribution of third-party content are strictly prohibited without prior written consent from the individual copyright owners. As a rule, third-party content is used with permission and marked as such; but if you detect a possible copyright infringement on our site, please let us know. We will make every effort to resolve the conflict or remove the offending content if necessary.


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Fabian Lauterbach, designer
Cologne, Germany

Konrad Chorosinski, web developer
Cologne, Germany

Frank Faasen, photographer
Cologne, Germany

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