I had decided prior to leaving Australia, that I would spend my time in Berlin discovering areas in the former German Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik / DDR / East Germany), as it had been ‘off limits’ when I was in Germany in 1988, prior to the collapse of the communist state.
My first trip was to Frankfurt an der Oder. This is not the Frankfurt most people know where most of the flights to and from Germany go – that’s Frankfurt am Main. The Oder and Main are the different rivers that the towns / cities of Frankfurt are on. Frankfurt am Oder is also on the border with Poland.
The next few posts will be about the day I spent in Frankfurt am Oder, and a couple of hours over the river / border in Słubice, Poland.