Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: On the exhibit train [55/65]



May 16 1990
Leipzig, Bayerischer Bahnhof
Created By: Manfred Zimmerer

License: Creative Commons License

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The Exhibition Train in Leipzig, 16/17 May 1990


group of people, man, merchandize, trade fair, train


advertisement, anxiety, future, joy, monetary union, trade fair, train, train station, unemployment



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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

"On the Mannesmann-Kienzle Exhibit Train in Leipzig"