It was a warm Sunday in August 1988 when a group of tourists visiting Berlin caught something unexpected across the Spree River. People were escaping East Germany; everything can be seen in the video below.Read More »Escaping East Germany: Swimming Across the Spree into West Berlin in Video
You’ve probably seen an abandoned boat in the Spree river. It lays quiet between the Molecule Man sculpture and Badeschiff, and it has been there since 1996, when German bureaucracy showed Franz Günther Van de Lücht, the boat owner, that his dreams of cruising through the waters wouldn’t become a reality. But there is a lot more to this story than I thought it would be.