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May 3, 2022

East and West Berlin in 1970 Through Amazing Color Photos

The West Berlin Senate is trying to attract young skilled workers from the Federal Republic to address the rising average age of the city’s residents.

In 1970, one fifth of West Berliners are already over 65. A Berlin Bonus aims to attract young people to the city. East Berlin, on the other hand, is a popular destination for young people. Those who study here try to stay if they can.

These amazing color photos from Barbara Ann Spengler that captured street scenes of East and West Berlin in February 1970.

East Berlin. Brandenburg Gate, February 1970

East Berlin. East German guard tower at the Berlin Wall, February 1970

East Berlin. Hitler's bunker, February 1970

East Berlin. Humboldt University of Berlin, February 1970

East Berlin. Humboldt University of Berlin, February 1970

East Berlin. Marx-Engels Platz and the Council of State Building, February 1970

East Berlin. St. Hedwig’s, February 1970

East Berlin. The Neue Wache memorial to "victims of fascism and militarism", February 1970

East Berlin. The Reichstag from East Berlin, February 1970

East Berlin. Treptower Soviet War Memorial, February 1970

East Berlin. Treptower Soviet War Memorial, February 1970

East Berlin. Treptower Soviet War Memorial, February 1970

West Berlin at night from the Mercedes Building, February 1970

West Berlin street scenes, February 1970

West Berlin street scenes, February 1970

West Berlin. "Florida Boy", February 1970

West Berlin. At the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, February 1970

West Berlin. At the observation platform next to the Berlin Wall, February 1970

West Berlin. East German guard tower looking over The Wall from the West - The Death Strip, February 1970

West Berlin. Frederick-Wilhelm Memorial Church, February 1970

West Berlin. Horses pulling a beer wagon, February 1970

West Berlin. Kurfurstendamm by night, February 1970

West Berlin. On the Kurfurstendamm, February 1970

West Berlin. On the Kurfurstendamm, February 1970

West Berlin. Ruins near the Berlin Wall, February 1970

West Berlin. Ruins of the Cultural Center near the Berlin Wall, February 1970

West Berlin. Tempelhof, February 1970

West Berlin. The Berlin Victory Column (Siegessaule), February 1970

West Berlin. The Berlin Wall, February 1970

West Berlin. The Berlin Wall, February 1970

West Berlin. The Brandenburg Gate from West Berlin, February 1970

West Berlin. The Kurfurstendamm, February 1970

West Berlin. The Olympic Stadium 1936 Olympics, February 1970




1 comment:

  1. People wanted to stay in East Berlin? I'm pretty sure the author is mistaken. People died trying to leave East Berlin, hence the wall.

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