History | The 1960s | NASA Apollo program 1961-1972 00015195
History | The 1960s | Guest workers in Germany in the 1960s 00182729
History | The 1960s | Second Vatican Council 00066472
History | The 1960s | Spiegel Affair, 1962 00145258
History | The 1960s | Motorcycle Club in the London Suburbs 1964 - Photo Story by Max Scheler 01067026
History | The 1960s | Miracle of Lengede, 1963 00109230
History | The 1960s | Trastevere - Photo Story by Kurt Schraudenbach 1960s 00081432
History | The 1960s | Migration Turkey - West Germany 02287517
History | The 1960s | Rostock - Photo story by Alfred Strobel, 1963 02245550
History | The 1960s | Hahnenkamm-Race 1962 - Photo story by Alfred Strobel 02249041
History | The 1960s | Skiing national team of Austria - Photo story by Alfred Strobel, 1962 02251671
History | The 1960s | USA - Photo Stories by Kurt Schraudenbach 1950-1965 00064338
History | The 1960s | Reopening of the Bayerische Staatsoper München on 21.11.1963 00288964
History | The 1960s | Coney Island - Photo Story by Kurt Schraudenbach 1960s 00385574
History | The 1960s | Motorcycle Club in the London Suburbs 1964 - Photo Story by Max Scheler 01067026
History | The 1960s | London: Buildings and Cityscape - Photo Story by Gert Mähler 1967 00733956
History | The 1960s | Augsburg: Sport in the 60ies - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 00733361
History | The 1960s | Copenhagen. Public Life in 1964 - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 00754189
History | The 1960s | London: People - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 1967 00734066
History | The 1960s | Ercih Kaestner - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 00735150
History | The 1960s | Prague - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 1968 00735054
History | The 1960s | Rotterdam: Cityscape and public life - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 1960ies 00746497
History | The 1960s | Paris - Photo Storie by Gert Maehler 1960 00687978
History | The 1960s | London: Police, Soldiers and Guards - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 1967 00734022
History | The 1960s | Amsterdam: Cityscape and public life - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 1960ies 00746450
History | The 1960s | Bulgaria: Public life in the 60ies - Photo Story by Gert Maehler 00741953
History | The 1960s | Guest workers in Germany in the 1960s 00182729
History | The 1960s | German-French Elysee Treaty 1963 00318052
History | The 1960s | Morocco - Photo Story by Heinz Hering 1960s 00279957
History | The 1960s | Homicide in Lebach, 1969 00319112
History | The 1960s | Anfänge der U-Bahn in München 00288164
History | The 1960s | Kommune I - the iconic photo and the complete series by Thomas Hesterberg 00013924
History | The 1960s | The Shah of Persia in Germany, 1967 - photo series by Max Scheler 02401603
History | The 1960s | Protests for the imprisoned Fritz Teufel in Berlin, 1967 - photos by Thomas Hesterberg 02446871
History | The 1960s | Kommune 1, 1967-1969 02448482
History | The 1960s | Counterculture & Swinging Sixties - UK and USA by Tony Ray Jones 00421818
History | The 1960s | Protests against Richard Nixon's visit to Berlin, 1969 - photos by Thomas Hesterberg 02447980

The 1960s

The Schwabing riots in Munich of 1962 alreday indicated the beginning of a decade in the light of protest. The U.S. peace movement against the Vietnam War spilled over to Europe, the student movement and the increasingly radical APO led the protests against the prevailing conditions in Germany. Parents had to face uncomfortable questions about their past and the youth proclaimed the sexual revolution. The rebellion of the young people became a global phenomenon. Its heyday was celebrated by the hippies at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

The complex '68-movement changed the daily life in Germany sustainably. Germany became more liberal and open. The mini skirt conquered the fashion world, migrant workers from southern Europe brought unprecedented cultural diversity to the Federal Republic.

Dramatic events shaped the 1960s. In 1962, the Cuban missile crisis kept the world in suspense. A year later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy shocked the people. The construction of the Berlin Wall and the violent suppression of the "Prague Spring" cemented the realities of the Cold War even more. At the end of the decade, the final frontier of mankind seemed to be crossed with the first manned moon landing.

 

Commemorations Special Protests of 1968