CULTURE

A century of Greek-German trade

A visual retrospective of Greek-German trade relations is currently on display at the Goethe Institute in Athens. The exhibition, ?1870-1970: One Century of Greek-German Commerce Through the Mirror of Advertising? is organized by the Greek-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with the German cultural center.

On display are Greek and German ads that date back to the time when upscale Athenian restaurants served Rhine wine and Munich beer, while Corinthian raisins were sold in German stores.

Trade increased in the following years, with Greek consumers subsequently buying German home appliances, pharmaceuticals and cars while Germans became great fans of cigarettes produced by Greek immigrants. The show runs to June 8.

Goethe Institute, 14-16 Omirou, tel 210.366.1000