Hotel room in the old German Democratic Republic
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Nostalgia grows for old East Germany

9 November 2010 Last updated at 07:18 GMT

As time has passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, a kind of nostalgia for the old German Democratic Republic has been growing.

In the East it's sometimes called "ostalgia" and there are hotels which look how they might have done in the former GDR. Even a GDR restaurant is about to open.

The BBC's Steven Evans reports.