T2M International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, 14th T2M Annual Conference 2016 - Mobilities: Space of Flows and Friction

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Driving towards new multi-local and multi-national lifestyles Long distance coaches as a medium for low-income travel in Germany, 1955-2012
Massimo Moraglio

Last modified: 2016-10-06

Abstract


Despite the ban on domestic scheduled connections (except from and to Berlin), long distance German coach services (a truly forgotten, as well as shadowed economy) have been a fundamental medium for transnational journeys. Package-tour travellers and labour migrants constituted distinct segments of the coach industry, nonetheless exhibiting similar trajectories with today

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