WHERE CAN I FIND SOME GDR TREA­SURES?

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A lot has changed since East Ger­many merged with the West, but the city’s Com­mu­nist past is still ev­i­dent. To cre­ate your own retro East Ger­man sou­venir, take a selfie in front of the Kino

In­ter­na­tional on Karl-Marx-Allee (www. kino-in­ter­na­tional. com), by the statue of Marx and En­gels on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, or in the old-fash­ioned café in­side the Stasi Mu­seum (Ruschestr. 103, www.stasimu­seum.de). For sou­venirs you can use, scour the Box­ha­gener Platz or Arkon­aplatz flea mar­kets for East Ger­man de­sign ob­jects like the fa­mous chicken-shaped egg cups or 1960s or­ange lamps. Try your hand driv­ing one of the cute, clas­sic GDR “Trabi” cars in a guided driv­ing tour through the city cen­ter with Trabi World (www.trabi-world.com). If that ex­pe­ri­ence con­verts you into a fan of the funky plas­tic cars, you can snap up a retro model for as lit­tle as €500 on www. ebayk­leinanzeigen.de.

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