A man, a plan, a canal — Panama
“I love Panama!” exclaimed my cab driver.
“What do you love about Panama?” I asked.
“Um…” he thought for a while. “Like our resources!”
Abandoned in Döberitz and Krampnitz
The little engine that could
Buckower Kleinbahn is a deserted child of the 19th century Prussian Eastern Railways, an extensive rail network that traveled from Berlin to well past Königsberg (present day Kaliningrad in Russia). Today, it’s run by a bunch of train enthusiasts.
Soviet airfield, Nazi pilotess and Germany’s pioneering sexologist
On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg took off from the military airfield in Rangsdorf on a mission to assassinate Hitler. He planted a bomb under a conference table. The bomb did go off, killing four people–Hitler was not one of them. But this isn’t Rangdorf’s only claim to fame. Beate Uhse, Germany’s godmother of sex toys, once worked here as a pilot.
Don’t cry for her, Argentina
Colors of Georgia
That saucy lady
Currywurst was said to have been inspired by American soldiers eating steaks with ketchup. Hamburg and Bremen both lay claims to …