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The Spoon Family Sign of Leipzig

  One of the most iconic neon signs of the former East Germany is the Löffelfamilie (Spoon Family) sign that hung over the People’s-Owned Enterprise (VEB) Delicatessen in the GDR’s capital city of Leipzig. Dating back to 1973, the sign features a family of four eating their bowls of soup and beckoning anyone looking at …

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Neon Signs of East Germany

Like its fellow Eastern Bloc nations Poland and Hungary, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) had a very lively neon culture that cast a colorful glow on a very dark time. Many of the GDR’s neon signs advertised local businesses and enterprises. Others were used for propaganda purposes. Ultimately both were used to proclaim the …

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The Buchstabenmuseum

The Buchstabenmuseum (meaning “museum of letters” in German) is a German museum dedicated to saving neon signs from around the world, and the former East Germany in particular. Located in the heart of Berlin, the Buchstabenmuseum is definitely a place you’ll want to visit if you’re a fan of neon signs or nighttime culture, especially the nighttime culture of …

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