Andreas Schniertshauer :: Photography :: Who/About


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The Question: "What is the result of 31 + 11?" or
the ultimate question "What is the day of the year Andreas Schniertshauer was born?"
Answer: "42 (fourty-two)".
Andreas Schniertshauer was born on the 42nd day of the year in Würselen and raised in Aachen also known as Aix-la-Chapelle the westernmost town of Germany in the so called "Dreiländereck" (border triangle) where the borders of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands meet in one point.

Aachen Cathedral (Silhouette) with a fish on a lance, shot during the {European market} in 2014.
Image: Aachen Cathedral (Silhouette) with a fish on a lance, shot during the {European market} in 2014.

Andreas Schniertshauer is a learned electrician and facinated by computers since he was 13. He started programming on an Oric-1 6502 microcomputer and on a Commodore 128 in assembler and BASIC. His favorite anime was "Captain Future" and his favorite science fiction films were "Back to the Future", "Star Wars" and "The Black Hole". He studied mathematics and natural science in Darmstadt and finished his diploma in the year 1997. Since 1998 he is working as software developer in Aachen and living in the most beautiful district of Aachen in the Frankenberger-Viertel, you can start a virtual 360° panoramic tour in the Oppenhoffallee.


He is interested in astronomy, 360° panoramic photography, photography, hiking, art, film, music (Indie, Ambient, Electronic, Wave, Punk, Bayerische Volksmusik, Brass), LEGO, embeded computers, old computers, robotics, old cameras, photographic processing, ... .


  • Kofelgschroa
  • Der Plan
  • The Cure
  • Trisomie 21
  • Clan of Xymox
  • Massive Attack
  • Kate Simko
  • International Observer
  • Skinny Puppy
  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Depeche Mode


  • Star Wars
  • Back to the future
  • The Hobbit
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Three Wishes for Cinderella


  • Chocolate bar
  • Vegetarian food
  • Chocolate and of cause chocolate bar


The website exists to show my photography that I shot in and around Aachen.

A new Year Begins

At the end of 2014 I decided to give my website a new beginning - goodbye MMXIV.

goodbye MMXIV
Image: goodbye MMXIV; From the series: lost in space and time, lost place, GER 2014.

After experimenting with a lot of stuff like frameworks and content managed based solutions to display my images on this website I came back to good old static html with a little bit of php and javascript and without a database. 

Every now and then I will add a new gallery and / or add some images to existing galleries - mostly on Friday evenings - enjoy.