Lenin is back – but not at Leninplatz

Remember Lenin’s flight at the end of Good Bye, Lenin!, the wonderful tragicomedy about the final days of the GDR? Well, Lenin is back. Or at least his head is. After years and years of discussions about politics and lizards, last week his 3.5 tonne head finally came out of the sand. For now it’s going to Spandau, but who knows: maybe one day the former Leninplatz, now Platz der Vereinten Nationen, will finally get its famous statue back.

Continue reading