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Waiting in line for Begrüßungsgeld ("welcome money")

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November 11 1989
Berlin Welserstraße/Geisbergstraße
Created By: Fumiko Matsuyama

License: Creative Commons License

In line in front of a post office in Berlin-Schöneberg where "welcome money" is being disbursed.

"Begrüßungsgeld (German: welcome money) was, from 1970 until 29 December 1989, a gift from the government of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) to visitors from the German Democratic Republic (East Germany)." (Wikipedia: Begrüßungsgeld, retrieved 30 December 2009)

Depicts

crowd, post, queue, street sign, traffic light, traffic sign

Context

fall of the Berlin Wall, welcome money

Places

Other places (Berlin)

Text in image

Montag-Freitag / 8-18 Uhr / sonnabends / 8-13 Uhr

Welserstraße

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