Intershop was a chain of government-run retail stores in the DDR in which only hard currencies could be used to purchase high-quality goods. The East German mark was not accepted as payment. Intershop was originally oriented towards visitors from Western countries, and later as an outlet where East Germans could purchase goods they could not otherwise obtain.From the shop, then, there was also a chain of Hotels and of Aiplanes.
After Die Wende, all the shops disappeared, but now it's possible to have a look at the DDR world in a small shop in Friedrichshain near Stralau. The place is between a real shop (some objects are original some others have been re-produced by the same factories that were producing them during the DDR) and a museum part, where you can have a look at the more Ostalgic and famous objects of the time.
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