To the top of the world

In 1997, three Köpenickers wanted to show again what is in the »racing cardboard«. They made their way through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, China and Nepal to the roof of the world – 20,000 kilometers in 57 days. »Wherever they drove in, there were crowds around the Trabi,« reported the Berlin BZ. »In Tehran, people felt incredulously every inch of cardboard.« They even reached the Karakoram Highway, the world's highest road at 4,900 meters. On the way back, the ignition electronics went dead again. So the three world travelers had to take the plane home.


Picture presentation:

Mirko Schade, Erkner
Ralf Wittich, Berlin


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8. December 2021, 6 pm

Konferenzraum DDR Museum
Sankt Wolfgang-Str. 2
10178 Berlin

The event will take place in German.

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The event will be broadcast on the DDR Museum's YouTube channel. Click here to participate digitally.