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On the occasion of the upcoming Day of German Unity, we take a look at three turning points in the exhibition “Roads not Taken”, where the German question arose: "Where is the German fatherland?"

While today we believe we reliably know where Germany can be found on political maps, the question posed by the writer Ernst Moritz Arndt preoccupied entire generations: In the divided post-war Germany, one state denied the other the right to exist. In the German War of 1866, Prussia and Austria wrestled for the leading power. The first national parliament met in Frankfurt's Paulskirche in 1848 and searched for an answer for 12 months.