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A special relationship exists between the former Volkswagen Group CEO Carl H. Hahn and Saxony and the other East German states. Hahn was head of Volkswagen when the Wall fell in 1989. A retrospective

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Sachsen Classic 2019, starting number 24: Carl H. Hahn, Volkswagen Group CEO from 1982 to 1992
Off they go! Saxony’s state flag being waved at the start of the Sachsen Classic 2019 in Dresden. Carl H. Hahn behind the wheel of the Polo G40.
On the road in the region where he was born and grew up. Carl H. Hahn crosses the Elbe River in Dresden. In the background (l to r): the rebuilt Frauenkirche, Brühl’s Terrace, Schlosskirche and the Semper Opera.
One of his favorite cars? The Trabant. But the former CEO of Volkswagen stays loyal to his brand and drives a 1992 Polo G40 with 113 hp at the Sachsen Classic 2019.
The second leg of the Sachsen Classic ends at the Porsche plant in Leipzig: Carl H. Hahn in front of the Polo G40.
Carl H. Hahn (left) in discussion with Pastor Friedrich Magirius, who was Superintendant of the St. Nicholas Church in 1989, later Chairman of the Round Table and then the first freely elected mayor of Leipzig. Magirius gives Hahn a tour of the St. Nicholas Church, which was the starting point of the Monday prayers and protests in the 1980s.
Witnesses of the Fall of the Wall in Leipzig: Hahn (left) and Pastor Friedrich Magirius, Superintendant at Leipzig’s St. Nicholas Church in 1989. The Monday prayers and Monday protests at the place of worship led to the peaceful revolution in the GDR on October 9, 1989.
Facts and figures: Volkswagen in Saxony since 1990

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