Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: Historical mail carriage [49/65]



May 25 1990
Between Hornburg and Osterwieck
Created By: Burkhard C. Schaller

License: Not Creative Commons

From the Set

Crossing the Border by Mail Coach, Hornburg, 25 May 1990

A historical mail carriage en route to the Hornburg/Osterwieck border crossing


horse, inner German border, man, nature, two persons, vehicle


horse, inner German border, museum, post, rejoicing, vehicle


Border Troops of the GDR


Hornburg, Osterwieck, Osterwieck/Hornburg border crossing

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.