It is a short drive from Remagen to Bonn where my brother-in-law and I spent a good part of the day exploring the Museum of Germany’s recent history. It was time well spent! Not only was I able to refresh my historic knowledge learned in school I also deepened my knowledge of more recent events. It is hard to imagine that I am nearing 40 years of living in Canada!
30 years ago tomorrow the Berlin Wall fell… an event I would have never expected as only ten years earlier the motto “the wall will last another 100 years” made us doubt German reunification in our lifetime! The world works in mysterious and unpredictable ways…
Attached are a few images of our excursion. It started with images and models of Germany in ruin and finished with advanced technological innovations like the DHL packet copter! The British-German special exhibit drove home Brexit and its current and future ramifications.
The BMW Isetta… my girlfriend’s dad would often give us a ride home from school in this three-wheeler! Fond memories of 1963😀.
Every outing in Germany generally concludes with coffee and cake… since I don’t do cake anymore I indulged in a latte macchiato and sparkling water while my brother-in-law selected a lovely piece of cake with his coffee.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s excursion to the Cold War Bunker with my niece. Apparently the programme includes a special commemoration in honour of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.