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Berlin Ampelmann Photography Print

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You may think this is an ordinary traffic light green man but you would be incorrect: this is Ampelmännchen, an East German cultural icon

Prior to German reunification in 1989, East Germany and West Germany had different green men on their traffic lights. In East Germany Ampelmännchen was a hugely popular cultural figure, appearing in comic books and children's cartoons. When the Berlin wall fell, there was a plan to make all green lights in Germany the same as the West Germany man but East Germans launched a campaign to save their Ampelmännchen. Their Ampelmännchen remains on East German traffic lights and also appears in some western districts of Berlin.

The Ampelmännchen is a beloved symbol in Eastern Germany, "enjoying the privileged status of being one of the few features of communist East Germany to have survived the end of the Iron Curtain with his popularity unscathed.

This black and white photography print is perfect for those who have a connection with Berlin or East Germany.

Captured in December 2017.

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Shipping & Returns

Our photography prints are sold unframed. Sizes 8 x 12 inches and less are posted in a hard backed envelope. Larger sizes are sent in a poster tube.

Free shipping options are UNTRACKED. If you'd like to track your delivery please upgrade to the paid delivery option.

Customers are responsible for any customs charges, if applicable.

** Please ensure the address on your order is correct. Orders cannot be resent if the incorrect address has been entered. **

Full refunds will be given if we are contacted within 14 days of delivery and the item is returned within 30 days of delivery.


Our photography is printed at and posted from select photography labs in the UK and the USA on premium photography paper weighing 240gsm with a lustre finish. If you have any select paper requests please get in touch and we will try to accomodate.


If you don't see the size or style you want listed please message us directly as always try to accommodate custom requests.

Image may be cropped slightly to fit size. If there is significant cropping a preview will be sent beforehand.

Please note this print is unframed and the frame is for illustrative purposes only.