West Germany: The Young City

The citizen of Munich who found himself stranded outside Bavaria had until recently an easy cure for his Heimweh. All he had to do was pick up a telephone, dial 0811, and listen. Over the wire came a soft, feminine whisper: "München . . . München . . . München." The tape recording made strong men weep and buoyed up thousands of dispirited travelers, but finally the Munich telephone company had to discontinue the service. Homesick Münchners were tying up all the lines.

To the residents of Munich, their city is not just...

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