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Visiting interesting places in Germany

Ich bin ein Berliner

Ich bin ein Berliner

The name of the post is from JFK’s (President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy) speech in West Berlin. The speech was made on June 26 1963 some 22 months after the Berlin wall was erected on August 13 1961. The wall was erected as a means of keeping people in East Germany from fleeing to West Germany.Today Berlin is once again a united city and construction is still ongoing to bring the former East up to the standards…

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Weimar Republic

Weimar Republic

Weimar in the state of Thüringia in Germany was the place, where after the First World War, the first German Democratic constitution was signed. This was also where the Weimar Republic period in German history (1918-1933) was formed. It was the home of the period in art called the German Enlightenment and also the home of two of the main characters in the Weimar Classicism literary genre – Goethe and Schiller. Weimar was at one point home to such artists as Franz List…

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Hugo Junkers in Dessau

Hugo Junkers in Dessau

Hugo Junkers developed the worlds first commercial metal airplane, the Junker F13 in 1919 – a total of 320 of the planes were built between 1919 and 1932. Hugo Junker also developed engines, for aircrafts but also for cars, tractors and other applications such as generators. In addition the company also developed hot water heaters and stoves for the home – it seems like his hand was in all kinds of things technical. He was a true inventor and an…

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