Strandgut: The North Sea also washed up treasures on the beach

EIt was the German autumn. And when an abandoned yacht ran aground on Sylt in October 1977, the island was in turmoil. The stranding case of the “Apollo” quickly developed into a criminal case because the thing was more than mysterious: strange men soon got to grips with the ship, weapons were hidden behind a […]

Volker Ullrich: Chronicle of the last week of the Third Reich after Hitler’s death

Siegfried Unseld was one of the first to know. As a marine radio operator, the then twenty-year-old Suhrkamp publisher was one of the radio squads that transmitted messages from the naval commander-in-chief, Grand Admiral Dönitz, in the last few weeks of the war. Unseld’s radio station at Dönitz’s improvised headquarters in Plön in Holstein was […]

Iconic: Henri Cartier-Bresson in Germany 1945

literature Germany in May 1945 What this picture reveals about the end of the war Status: 1:28 p.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Like on a stage: Iconic photo, taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson Source: Bahoe Books The Nazis lost, but they are still there. Some are exposed. The later Magnum photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson captured a […]

Hiking in the countryside: lonely on the way in German forests

AJust wander through nature – this longing is ancient. In the Romantic period and later, Ludwig Tieck, Joseph von Eichendorff and Heinrich Heine were already enthusiastic about the unique “forest solitude”. Today, between (pausing) overtourism, Instagram lemmings and the all-encompassing corona pandemic, the desire for a wild green idyll far away from the crowds is […]

Corona virus and “The Dream of the South”: Tour through Jenisch Haus

ULong horses and bad roads under the wooden wheels of the carriage that had been rumbling for weeks, in the narrow cabin of which the passengers were shaken: A trip from Hamburg to Italy at the beginning of the 19th century must have been quite difficult. The fact that Martin Johan Jenisch and his wife […]

Corona: We will appreciate freedom of travel again after the crisis

Dhe EU external border: tight for tourists. The German passport, which normally opens doors all over the world, does not even allow people to cross the border with Poland or Austria. A Chancellor who forbids vacation without batting an eyelid. Schleswig-Holstein, which blocks all islands overnight and imposes a complete entry ban on tourists. The […]