East German jokes , jibes popular in the German Democratic Republic (GDR, also known as East Germany) between 1949 and 1990, reflected the concerns of East German citizen and residents. Jokes frequently targeted political figures such as Socialist Party General Secretary Erich Honecker or State Security Minister Erich Mielke , who headed the Stasi secret police.  Elements of daily life, such as economic scarcity, relations between GDR and the Soviet Union or Cold War rival United States were also common.  There were also ethnic jokes , highlighting differences of language or culture between Saxony and Central Germany .
What was once the ridiculed automobile of East Germany the Berlin trabant has been enjoying a revival with the increased nostalgia for all things associated with the GDR, or Ostalgie as the Germans refer to it. The trabant only has a two stroke engine but is nonetheless a ton of fun to drive during our Berlin trabi tours. It has become the latest craze over the past couple of years to take a Berlin trabant tour and drive yourself through the streets of Berlin being guided via radio. The Berlin trabi tours offer a wide variety of trabants to choose from; convertible, stretch limo, military jeep, zebra striped and many more.