Explore the Sights of
Berlin Divided – Berlin United
A letter from Bibi LeBlanc, Berliner and creator of Culture to Color
“Ich bin ein Berliner!” – “I am a Berliner”
Thank you for choosing this Berlin coloring book! With Berlin Divided – Berlin United I would like to show you the beautiful sights of Berlin as well as tell you a story about its not-so-distant past: Berlin during the Cold War and what it was like to live in a city divided by a wall. I grew up in West Berlin. This is my personal story.
Let me take you back a few years …
World War II ended in 1945. Germany was divided into four zones of occupation by the winning allied forces, the U.S., France, England and the Soviet Union.
The capital, Berlin, was in the Soviet zone and also divided: West Berlin (U.S., English and French sectors) and East Berlin (Soviet sector). Construction of the Berlin Wall started the night of August 13, 1961 because at that point thousands of people were leaving the Soviet sector every day to escape communist oppression. The next morning, many Berlin residents found themselves cut off from work, school, family and friends…
Find out the rest of the story in our book, Berlin Divided – Berlin United.
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Learn more about Berlin
Here are some resources to learn about the history and culture of Berlin.
If you’d like to dive a little deeper and learn more, here is a list of some excellent movies, TV series and books that do an excellent job describing life in Berlin during the Cold War.
Enjoy our complimentary Companion Guide as you explore the sights of Berlin. Our Companion Guide contains photos of and links to the buildings, sights, etc. in this coloring book.
Museums in Berlin / Museen in Berlin
- Allied Museum
- Berlin Wall Memorial
- Berliner Unterwelten
- DDR Museum
- GDR Watchtower
- Mauer Museum – Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
- Spy Museum – Deutsches Spionage Museum
- Stasi Prison: Gedenkstätte Hohenschönhausen
- The Wall Museum
Movies / Filme
- The Live of Others
- Bornholmer Strasse
- Good Bye, Lenin
TV Series / TV Serien
- The Weissensee Saga
- The Same Sky
- Ku’Damm 59
- Deutschland 83
Books / Bücher
- Ken Follett – Century Trilogy (Fall of Giants, Winter of the World, Edge of Eternity)
- Jeffrey Archer – The Clifton Chronicles
- Anna Funder – Stasiland
- Thomas Brussig – Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee