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Parade of the Trabants
User Contributed Published November 8, 2012
Location Info
International Spy Museum
800 F St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone Number:
Nearby Metro Stops:
Metro Center, Gallery Place-Chinatown

Event date and time: November 10, 2012, 10:00 AM

Cost: Free

Phone: 202-393-7798

Official Website

Event Details: Where were you when the Wall fell? The Berlin Wall is long gone, but one Cold War icon is still chugging away—the Trabant. Despite their questionable performance and smoky two-stroke engines, these little cars are now affectionately regarded as a symbol of East Germany and the fall of Communism. Trabants are a rarity here, but on November 10, some of the finest examples in the U.S will chug their way to the International Spy Museum to celebrate our Fifth Annual Parade of Trabants. Drop in to view the vintage cars, which will be parked in front of the Museum on F Street, NW, and enter a raffle to win a ride in a Trabant. While the cars are on display, experts will be on hand to answer questions about Trabants, the Cold War, and Communism, while the Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden German Band provides festive music. Check out our own Checkpoint Charlie and maybe you’ll even see the wall come tumbling down all over again!

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