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48 hours in Berlin: What you simply must not miss under any circumstances

For those of you who are going to spend a few days in the German capital, we’ve prepared a post that includes a walking tour of Berlin to make sure you don’t miss anything important. As ever, this tour is designed for a 48-hour weekend break. But be warned: It will be a tiring 48 hours because you’ll be doing a lot of walking – you can rest when you get home 🙂 Actually, we say 48 hours in Berlin but it’s the kind of tour that should really be done in a relaxing 4 days with more visits to museums and places of interest. After this brief (un)necessary introduction, here is our essential  ...

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The leap of Hans Conrad Schumann

Some time ago we promised to dig a little deeper in the figure of Hans Conrad Schumann. Hans Conrad Schumann was just a soldier. Life’s coincidences, however, coupled with his personal courage, were to make him an icon. By chance, Hans Conrad Schumann became an element of capitalist marketing until the day of his tragic death by suicide. Born in 1942 in Luetewitzh, just over 20 kilometres from Riesa, at an early age he enlisted in the National People’s Army of the German Democratic Republic –in other words, the communist side. Following training in Dresden and Potsdam he  ...