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The Wall is Back…

In Berlin Wall, GDR on May 2, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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Or rather the blog about the Wall is back. The Wall? Well it never really went away. It’s still there, it just exists in our minds. It’s as powerful a presence as it was 10 years ago when I last blogged on this site.

A lot of water has passed under the Boesebruecke since then. I’ve travelled all over Europe and now I’m a tour guide in London. But the fascination with the  GDR remains. I’ve been back to Leipzig and Berlin and watched them change. I finally made it to Rostock and puzzled at Read the rest of this entry »

Berlin November ’09

In Berlin Wall, GDR on October 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

From 26 October, I will be travelling through Germany taking the national temperature as a reunited Deutschland gears up for the celebrations that will mark 20 years since the Wall opened. I will be talking to as many people as possible and taking part in as many events as possible, to understand how both sides – but particularly the former GDR-citizens – are coming to terms with this enormous event.

This will also incorporate the Berlin regional ‘Burn’ a party for the German Burning Man community. The trip will culminate in a flash mob on the anniversary (9 Nov) where people will join hands forming a human chain along the former route of the border in this iconic city.

Provisional itinerary: Bremen; Hannover; Leipzig; Rostock; Berlin.