This German stein celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift (1948-2018). Gold text encircles the base reading "Berlin Airlift ~ 70 Jahre ~ Luftbrücke Berlin ~ 70 Years".
Relief vignettes of important Berlin landmarks wrap around the body, including the Reichstag, Siegessaule, Gedachtnis-Kirche, Brandenburger Tor, Schloss Charlottenburg, Checkpoint Charlie and the Dom.
The top banner reads "Deutschland" "Germany" and the German state coat of arms encircle the base. The front banner reads "Berlin" held by a black bear - a symbol of Berlin.
A stunning lid with relief crossed USA & German flag is finished with a 3D solid pewter figurine of a plane.
Strict limited edition of ONLY 200 individually numbered beer steins Worldwide!
Historical Background (printed on certificate that is included with purchase)
In 1948 Russia tried to claim West Berlin once and for all by starving them out. Water and power was cut. All ground transportation closed. Consequently, the US decided to supply the 2.5 million people of West Berlin via air. Over 200,00 flights in less than 11 months were flown in providing to the West Berliners up to 8,893 tons of necessities, such as food and fuel, each and every day. By the spring of 1949, the airlift was clearly succeeding and on May 12, 1949 the Soviets lifted the blockade giving up their efforts.
Berliners have never forgotten this gracious help to keep their city alive and they continue to celebrate the anniversary of the Berlin Airlift until this very day.
100% Made in Germany by King-Werk
Hand painted relief details, deep cobalt blue background.
Volume: 0.75 Liter
Height: approx. 11.75"