Citizens' Campus: Travelling with the Reichsbahn - Memories of an improvised culture

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Fr. 26.05.2023
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Dr. Franz Rittig recalls "Traveling with the Reichsbahn," dense long-distance train service and punctual commuter service, low fares, little comfort and overcrowded trains, but also exemplary special train programs to attractive vacation areas, modernized express steam locomotives, attractive express railcars, modern D-train cars for GDR exports, and the "Städteexpress" (city express), which, as a GDR intercity, made daily visits to Berlin possible. The expert accompanies all of this with historical photos and films, timetables and reports, memories of a time when the railroad was still the most important means of transportation.

Dr. Franz Rittig worked for more than 25 years as an author, editor and proofreader in the publishing industry, since 2001 in the publishing group Bahn GmbH Munich. He published books, brochures, magazine articles as well as film and television productions on the history and technology of railroads. He is still active as an author, reviewer and in film productions, advises model railway companies and is an honorary member of a Polish interest group.