Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: At the Wall in Berlin-Steinstücken [26/65]



May 1 1990
Duration: ca 12 Min min.
Created By: Christine Krüger

License: Not Creative Commons

From the Set

Visiting the Wall, Steinstücken near Berlin, 1 May 1990

A woman and man at the partially damaged Wall in Berlin-Steinstücken (Wikipedia article, retrieved on January 6, 2010), one of the ten West-Berliner exclaves while the Wall was up


Berlin Wall, litter, May Day, piece of the Wall, two persons, Wall graffiti, Wall hole, woman and man


bicycle, border strip, construction of the Wall, fall of the Berlin Wall, hope, houses, leisure time, luckiness, May Day, savings bank, sorrow



Text in image

Maresa / Kris



Pac /Rats

Other items in this set

Freedom of travel made it possible for people to spontaneously visit friends and family together. These visits were captured on film, too. Many took advantage of the opportunity to explore the unknown country in the West or the East. Curiosity was not limited to sightseeing. There was also a great interest in people living in the other part of Germany, and in creating a sense of community. Partnerships between towns and cities were established and revived, and associations in both East and West organized meetings. Many longstanding friendships were formed in this period when curiosity was such a potent force.

Original Caption

"A real demand for pieces of the Wall wasn't just limited to May Day 1990. There was some great artwork to be found in several places."