It has been election season ever since I arrived here on August 26th. There was a single high-profile debate and the newspapers have been talking about the election quite a bit, but the campaign posters and billboards around town have been by far the most visible signs that yes, Germans will soon be headed to the polls.
Here are photos of a few of the on-street campaign visuals that I’ve seen, in no particular order:
Last Thursday on my way home, I stumbled upon an actual political rally featuring one of the two top candidates for Chancellor (i.e. prime minister), Peer Steinbruck from the social-democratic party SPD. Here are two videos plus some photos to give you an idea of the setting: