Qingdao’s short history has seen quite a lot of international influence, most notably the German occupation of 1897 to 1914, which marks the beginnings of modern Qingdao, also known as Tsingtau (Tsingtao). Here’s a look at some old photos and postcards from Qingdao’s German history.
Old postcards from around China, including Qingdao (Tsingtau), Weihai, Dalian and more
Info on Tsingtau, includes basic facts, links and b/w photos (German)
Photos and Info on The Siege of Tsingtao
Photos of German Concession Era Kiautschou
Past and Present Comparison of Qingdao Old Town Buildings