Destination Germany: Sonnenallee

Andreas Lehner - Flickr

Andreas Lehner - Flickr

The 5km street know as Sonnenallee, which cuts through the centre of the trendy district of Neukölln in Berlin, is lively and multi-cultural. We take in some of the sights and sounds of this important urban artery and some of the common misconceptions about the area.

Taken from This Week In Germany Episode 110

Berlin Wall Special

Today, the 9th of November, marks the 27th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and with it the end of the German Democratic Republic and the start of German reunification.

But to understand what life was like behind the wall, how it felt to see all of that end and how life changed once it fell, Hardy Graupner gives us his first-hand account of that momentous day and the emotional roller coaster that ensued. 

Ranging from surprise and excitement to fear and disappointment, Hardy paints us a picture of life in the last days of the GDR.

 




 

Destination Germany: Hohenschönhausen Memorial

Original imiage By Nstannik - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16042032

Original imiage By Nstannik - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16042032

Come and visit Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen (the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial), a building complex most famous for it use as a Stasi prison in East Berlin after the Berlin Wall went up. 

Take a trip back to when Berlin was still divided by the Berlin Wall and find out about the dark yet important history of this covert prison complex. For more info on the tours that are offered, visit www.stiftung-hsh.de

Taken from This Week In Germany Episode 108

Destination Germany: Wadden Sea

In this Destination Germany feature from episode 109, Olcan takes us on a trip to explore Germany's biggest, and most unique national park, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park.

The massive park, with an area of 4410km2, is, in fact, a marine national park. This makes it stand out from other parks in Germany and offers a very different experience to its visitors.

Click play and find out what there is to see and do while visiting this amazing park!

For more info on the park and how to visit it, visit the parks website: http://www.nationalpark-wattenmeer.de/sh/overview-english