WHERE CAN I FIND SOME GDR TREASURES?
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.