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Tagged With: GDR

The „Astoria“ will be back!

ONCE IT WAS THE HOTBED OF THE INTER- NATIO- NAL VIPs – even Enrico Caruso slept hier! Opened in 1915, the „Astoria“ stands close to the equally famous train station, both being fine examples of Imperial architecture and representing in splendor the former wealth of this Saxonian town. But the State ownership during the socialist … Weiterlesen »

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Travel To East-Germany – Without Visa!

THE AUTHENTIC REMAINS OF THE ONCE PROUD COMMUNIST PART OF GERMANY are … – a bar-saloon-restaurant, called „Koni’s Center“ in the town of Neubrandenburg. It’s a private museum for the nostalgic hungry and thirsty curiosity-seekers, run by a guy with a strange humour and a vast collection of GDR souvenirs. His name, not surprisingly: Koni. … Weiterlesen »

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ART Oh, What A Shame … (No. 20)

The artist was a poor person, both in fate and personality: Communist, member of the legendary Bauhaus in Dessau, Nazi prisoner, victim in a Concentration Camp, close collaborator with its SS commandant, soldier in the infamous penal company 999, prisoner of war in Yugoslavia, star architect and designer of the socialist East Germany and for … Weiterlesen »

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CARS A Story Of Glory … (No. 24)

He was the poet of the poor, the socialist – but great – playwrite („The Threepenny Opera“, „Mahagonny“), the „National Author“ of the GDR – and the „saloon communist“ No. 1. I was reminded of that when I joined the Mille Miglia oldtimer race in Italy and was passed by a Steyr XII Convertible 1927, … Weiterlesen »

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MONSTERS Interesting People … (No. 32)

Dip into German history. GDR versus BRD, communist East against democratic West. Travel to Hohenschönhausen near Berlin and try to get close to the Stasi prison, including torture cellars and hospital of the Secret Service. On GDR maps the streets around the prisons weren’t even mentioned, buy a new map if you can! If you … Weiterlesen »

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