Right in the centre of Hanover the Eilenriede, one of the most important municipal forests in Europe, covers an area of roughly 650 hectares. In the course of almost two years, the Hanover-born Jens Franke has documented this fascinating habitat on a nearly daily basis.

The result of his efforts is a calendar presenting 12 motives selected out of more than 5,000 photographs. These pictures show the wonderful changes in nature over the seasons and are a homage to nature and its characteristic traits as well as to the city of Hanover.

The project is not a commercial one. All proceeds will be donated to rebuild a rehabilitation centre for ill or injured animals in the Waldstation Eilenriede.

The movie is a documentation of the project and was lovingly hand-crafted by Thorsten Konrad and the helping hands of Ulf Germann, David Hoffmann and David Kamp.

Please visit the website or Page on Facebook to learn more about the project.


Thorsten KonradJens FrankeUlf GermannDavid Hoffmann, & David Kamp.

The music is from the album “the 24th” by Rasmus Kellerman.

-Leica Internet Team