Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: On the Wasserkuppe [31/65]



October 2 1990
Created By: Archiv Karl-Heinz Bosse

License: Creative Commons License

From the Set

Trips and Travels

Pilot and aviation enthusiast Karl-Heinz Bosse from Nordhausen visits the aviator monument on the Wasserkuppe with his brother, who grew up in the Federal Republic.


age, family, man, memorial, nature, two persons


holiday, journey


The Wasserkuppe

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.