Welcome to our latest digital escapade, where we’ve decided to take a tour of Germany—but with a twist. Our journey doesn’t traverse the usual autobahns or explore the well-trodden cobblestones of history. Instead, we’ve voyaged through a digital valley, bringing back snapshots of Deutschland as seen through the eyes of artificial intelligence.
The results were… interesting. That’s putting it nicely. 😂😂😂😂
AI produced images are still a long way from being perfect. But this leads to a puzzling yet amusing challenge: can you guess what these places are supposed to be?
Our trusty sidekick on this adventure was none other than Canva, an image editing tool we love. We tried out the AI part of this tool for the first time by asking it to visualize some of Germany’s most iconic locations.
The result? A collection of photos that might make you think we’ve discovered a secret German dimension, where everything looks familiar but feels as if it’s been dreamt up by a particularly creative strudel.
Embarking on this journey, we aimed not only to test the limits of current AI capabilities but to have a bit of fun with the technology. As you’ll soon discover, some of the images capture the essence of their real-world counterparts in a way that’s almost convincing—until you spot a castle built out of bratwurst or Old Town streets that are decidedly more whimsical than their real-life versions. The delightful discrepancies will have you chuckling and second-guessing of what you’re actually looking at.
In the rest of this article, we invite you to join us in a lighthearted game of “Guess That AI-Generated German Locale!” Keep your eyes peeled for clues hidden within each oddball representation and test your knowledge of Germany’s landmarks as you’ve never seen them before.
Whether you’re a geography guru, a lover of all things German, or simply in the mood for a laugh, this peculiar gallery promises a tour filled with humor, surprises, and perhaps a new appreciation for the unpredictable artistry of artificial intelligence. Ready to start? Let’s see how well you know Germany – or, at least, an AI’s interpretation of it.
So don’t scroll down quickly. Look at the photo for a moment, guess the place and then scroll a little more to see if you got it right. We’ll be super impressed if you can guess all ten of them! 😂
Let’s hop in an AI produced image of a Germany train to transport ourselves to Deutschland, ready to go for this very different sightseeing tour….
Let’s start with an easy one.
Where is this in Germany…..
It’s interesting how it’s kind of right, kind of completely wrong….
Answer: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
How did you go?
Let’s try number 2….
A city this time.
It wasn’t too difficult. This one is a lot harder…. 😂
Can you work this out?
I’ll give you a hint. It’s in the Moselle Valley, but the image really doesn’t look that much like the town it’s supposed to be….
Here’s two more… See how you go….
Do you think you know them?
Answer 4: Hamburg
Answer 5: Quedlinburg
Let’s celebrate being halfway with the easiest photo of all… We think you can get this…
It’s the Brandenburg Gate, of course. Looking not quite right, but we think it is still easily recognizable.
What about this one?
I can see what AI is trying to do with this one, but it really doesn’t hit the mark. It does make us chuckle though.
So where is it?
Next up is one that missed the mark by a fair bit, but I think if you have been here in real life, you may be able to work it out.
Where is it?
For number 9, I tried a natural attraction instead. It really doesn’t look right at all, but I’ll give you a hint. Just concentrate on the color of the water…
Any ideas at all?
Yes, that one was really hard.
The next one is a little easier. It looks a little like the actual place so you may be able to get it. It’s really not this flat in reality though and it’s all a little off…
So where is number 10?
Answer: Bacharach (Rhine Valley)
So how did you go? Did you get many out of ten?
AI is not going to be taking over from real photographers any time soon, but I hope these photos have given you a challenge, a chuckle and improved your day 🙂
Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page here how you went. How many did you get out of ten?!
Want to see the most beautiful places in Germany for real? Click here to find our guide to the most beautiful place in Germany or here for the most beautiful Old Towns in Germany. You can also find all our planning guides here.