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The greatest Socialist realist murals in Berlin 

During the days of the German Democratic Republic – GDR, from the late 1940s until 1989, the official form of art was known as Socialist realism. Intended to represent everyday life under Socialism, it portrayed the benefits of living and working in East Germany. Developed in the early 1920s, Socialist realism is a style of idealized

Hohenschönhausen, the “Stasi Prison”

I had been living in Berlin for well over a month and had seen most of the tourist hot spots. When two friends were coming to visit from Bonn, I struggled to think of what we could do that I hadn’t seen already. As I was contemplating how to fill a rainy afternoon in Berlin, my friend suggested a tour of Hohenschönhausen Museum and Memorial. I

Best Berlin Cold War Sights

Berlin is no doubt one of the best places on earth to explore the Cold War era historical facts. For obvious reasons. The divided city was, from 1947 to 1990 the symbol and, in many  ways, the center stage for this political and military tension period. If you are in Berlin and are intrigued by this important historical era, make sure to visit