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Going Out Guide’s Free & Easy events: Spy Museum’s car culture

A parade of Trabants in front of the International Spy Museum (International Spy Museum)
Parade of Trabants

According to Time magazine, the Trabant is the car that “gave communism a bad name.” The East German car became popular in the late 1950s, and after the Berlin Wall came down, many crossed the border. To see a bunch of these relics in one place, stop by the International Spy Museum on Saturday, where, for the fifth year in a row, Trabants will be parked all along F Street NW. Seek out one of the experts on hand to learn more about the car’s history, and don’t miss the Bavarian music by the Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden.

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798. Free.

Jess Righthand


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