Happy birthday, Germany!

It’s almost impossible to imagine now, but it was only 26 years ago that the two Germanys became one again. And let’s face it: it was about time. After 45 years of regarding each other as ‘the other Germany’ or even ‘the enemy’, the two Berlins and the two Germanys were united once more. It’s therefore no surprise that Germany likes to commemorate October 3rd, the day of formal reunification or Tag der Deutschen Einheit – a party you definitely want to join. But did you know that the GDR also had its National Day in the first week of October? It involved a lot of tanks and bike soccer.

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