History | The 1970s | Karl Lagerfeld - Reportage von Max Scheler 1972 | Karl Lagerfeld - Photo Story by Max Scheler 1972 | 02101231
History | The 1970s | Reportage von Alfred Strobel: Helmut Schmidt in München | Helmut Schmidt in Munich 1970 | 02284162
History | The 1970s | Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft in Gröden - Reportage von Alfred Strobel, 1970 | Female participants in the Alpine World Ski Championships in Val Gardena, 1970 | 02282655
History | The 1970s | "Pippi Langstrumpf"-Wettbewerb in München - Reportage von Alfred Strobel, 1970 | Participants of the "Pippi Longstocking" competition in the dressing room, 1970 | 02280704
History | The 1970s | Rettungshubschrauber im Einsatz - Reportage von Alfred Strobel, 1970 | View of the cockpit of a rescue helicopter, 1970 | 02280324
History | The 1970s | Mexico City - Reportage von Alfred Strobel, 1970 | Traffic jam in the historical center of Mexico City, 1970 | 02274542
History | The 1970s | Bau der Sportstätten und Gebäude für die Olympischen Spiele 1972 in München | Construction of the Olympic Area for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 00774699
History | The 1970s | Olympische Spiele 1972 in München: Münzen | 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich: coins | 02101722
History | The 1970s | Olympische Spiele 1972 in München | Open art project (Spielstrasse) at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 00774749
History | The 1970s | Autofreier Sonntag, 1973 | Ban on driving on sunday, 1973 | 02100765
History | The 1970s | Eröffnung Olympische Spiele 1972 in München | Opening of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich | 02100168
History | The 1970s | Olympische Spiele 1972 in München: Wettbewerbe | Olympische Spiele in München, 1972 | 00155352
History | The 1970s | Besucher bei den Olympischen Spielen 1972 in München | 00371247
History | The 1970s | Leichtathletik bei den Olympischen Spielen 1972 in München | Bernd Kannenberg with his gold medal, 1972 | 00899980
History | The 1970s | Fußball-WM 1974 | FIFA World Cup Final, 1974 | 00007328
History | The 1970s | Euro Pop A-Z Musik Festival in München, 1970 | Crowd at a rock festival in Munich, 1970 | 02282318
The 1970s

The vibrant protest culture of the sixties also lived on in the 1970s. Environmental issues became  the center of attention more and more. A movement against nuclear energy was formed, the oil crisis and the car-free Sundays of 1973 initiated lively debates on energy-saving technologies.  However, also rogue ideas grew from the spirit of resistance: the left-wing Red Army Faction spread horror and terror in the German Federal Republic in the autumn of 1977.

In 1970, the "Tatort" went on air, an indispensable Sunday ritual of many German citizens until today. The VW Golf went off the assembly line in 1973 for the first time and became the best-selling car of all time.

The 1970s were also the era of disco. Dressed in platform shoes and bell bottoms, people were dancing to the sound of ABBA and the Bee Gees. Men wore their hair long, as well as their sideburns – a lot shorter were the hot pants for women. Meanwhile, rock music was revolutionized by the operetta-like sounds of the British band Queen.