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J-6Travel THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Sunday, October 20, 1991 LTAo lit ick II who forbade any woman to cross its threshold the 11 rooms open to visitors drip with gilt, marble and Greek gods. Its small scale and lavishly restored gardens make it the perfect compromise for the castlephobe. The grandeur of these two historic properties, maintained during Communist stewardship, makes the squalor of East Germany stand out in even starker bas-relief. Much of the East looks like a malnourished patient especially in contrast to its hale Western twin. The old gray, prewar row houses are pale and grimy, scabrous with peeling stucco; the new gray, Socialist high-rises are anemic and lifeless. Many of the state-owned buildings have been untouched since East German statehood in 1949 some in East Berlin are still defaced with bullet holes and grenade pocks from World War II. In some cities, visitors can still spot the East German ruse of cleaning and painting the corner buildings the ones that would be seen along the tourist route. ft til ' ' - . J,u ill v. U L J Value leiturii eiciting Mitsubishi products like this new Eipo. RENT A VACATION SPORTS WAGON FOR ONLY $169 A WEEK. Germany CONTINUED FROM PAGE J-5 13, 1961, the last Winfred Freun-denberg, whose homemade gas balloon crashed Nov. 9, 1989. Fewer overlays of history are more sobering than to stand next to the Reichstag whose halls still echo faintly of German militarism and to look across the old wall zone to the Reichstag president's house, Goring's home during Hitler's Reich. In between are the makeshift crosses and bouquets of those who died trying to surmount the wall. Berlin Always a vibrant city since its early heyday as the Prussian capital, Berlin rocks 24 hours a day on and off its famous commercial strip, the Kurfurstendamm (Ku'Damm). A bit Paris, a bit New York, nowhere does this neon Strasse feel more German than at Kaiser Wilhelm Square. With the bombed ruins of the Kaiser's church looming in shadowed memorial, Germans and East Europeans play drums and sell street jewelry into the dawn. Although some Berlin merchants have hired private security firms, this newly reformed city of 600 square miles and 3.4 million people is still pretty safe for streetwise travelers. "I'm so happy the Wall is down," says Michael Brodersen, representative of the Berlin Tourist Office, "but it has made Berlin so full. It's not normal for us; Berlin was not like New York. We used to be a little paradise island, but now it's very expensive, and there is not enough housing for the people." Potsdam Most Americans at least know the name of this historic millennial city, where Truman, Attlee and Stalin made their final plans to carve up a defeated Germany in summer, 1945. Students of recent history may zero in on Cecilienhof, with its 1945 furnishings and idyllic gardens. But they should leave time, too, for the magnificent excesses of Sans Souci. Begun in 1745 as an intimate getaway by the misogynist Freder ing in mirrored underground rooms. Leipzig This city of J.S. Bach seems to reverberate both with his majestic organ chords and with the swells of peaceful revolution that echoed down these cobblestone streets in fall, 1989. New Forum, the East German pro-democracy group, was founded Sept. 11, 1989, and less than a month later, 70,000 people were marching for democracy in Leipzig. On the evening of Oct. 16-17, 1989 120,000 demonstrators moved into Karl-Marx-Platz. The East German government, after considerable discussion, decided not to fire on its own people,' and East German Communist chief Erich Honecker was removed the next day. The entire East German cabinet resigned Nov. 7, the Communist Party Politburo and Central Committee on Nov. 8, and the 23-mile Berlin Wall started to crumble at midnight Nov. 8, 1989. Nowhere is the magnitude of this peaceful revolution more overpowering than in the homemade Stasi Museum in Leipzig. Housed in one of the many Secret Police (Staatssicherheit or "Stasi") buildings, the exhibit of "Power and Banality: The Science of Crime" was assembled by the impromptu curators of Leipzig men and women who had been spied on for four decades. The records they didn't shred or burn lie on the linoleum where they were thrown; the hand-painted banners they once unfurled in Karl-Marx-Platz now hang on Stasi walls. There are disguise kits, with cheap wigs, foam breasts and even a fake stomach that holds a camera lens at the navel. The populist curators run a continuous tape of an Oct. 2, 1989, demonstration, filmed by the Stasi, and Leipzigers can pick themselves out of the crowd. They also can pick their friends' and neighbors' names from computer printouts on the wall lists of thousands of Stasi informants. In an atmosphere that would make George Orwell's flesh crawl, the Stasi goal is calmly left behind in the detritus of its mission: To create a world of "the glass citizen," so transparent the Stasi could see right through them.. If you're planning a vacation in Florida, an Expo Vacation Sports Wagon is the only way to go. How Rate is for one driver, 25 years or older. Pay only for fuel used. Optional CDW $9.00day or less; other options are available at an additional cost. Limited availability. 24-hour advance reservation required; else will you accommodate the kids, the luggage, the 2DOOR ECONOMY LlArtP gouciuDS, me swim gear J (() 95 and everything else you'll blackout periods may apply. Weekly rates require a five-day minimum rental or daily rates apply. 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Pillnitz Palace, a bumpy ride outside town, is having its hand-painted Chinese friezes retouched, and the Semper Opera House, gutted in 1945, glistens since its reopening in 1985. Famous for art treasures throughout its history, Dresden still has much of its bounty, hidden in 1942 and recovered after the war. The art museums seem to burst with Rembrandts and Rubens. The Green Vault, the world's first treasure house museum open to the public in 1723-24, blinds with royal trinkets of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and gold, glitter Only Delta Briiw)6u Dreamvfations: CINCINNATI Celebrate the Season! EHmZJZ '91 HOLIDAY TOUR PROGRAM RING IN THE NEW YEAR . . . 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