The no longer exisiting Anhalter Bahnhof, whose crippled front entrance still holds eerie sway over Stresemannstrasse (former Königgratzer Strasse and then Saarlandstrasse) – looking quite Harry Potter-esque, as if magic trains were still chugging in there in moonglow, -was witness to many a historic event.
One of them took place on May 24, 1913 and marked another beginning of another end. It was to become the very last gathering for the three mightiest people in Europe who would soon send their troops to slaughter each other on the battlefields of the continent. And on those sunny days in May the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar could already sense that something was brewing in the European cauldron and that the cauldron could blow up one day – as it did in Sarajevo only 13 months later.
But for weddings and for funerals all animosities are best forgotten. And…
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