Die Welt, Monday, November 13th, 1989, p. 6


Welcome money is here to stay

Despite the mass visits of GDR tourists, the Bonn government will not cease making DM 100 "welcome money" available to them once a year. The money will be taken from the funds of the ministry for inter-German relations. The DM 260 million planned for 1989 will not be sufficient. In the future, the welcome money does not have to be claimed during the first visit.

  Frederik Ramm, 2001-04-27