This is a very interesting, unplanned meeting: I spotted this restaurant Inn fairly near my Gasthaus and went in for dinner. There were a bunch of German guys having a great time eating and drinking the usual GREAT German Beer and food. We exchanged greetings, and I discovered most spoke English. After I introduced myself as EMIL, they were extremely happy with my German name; one of them was also named Emil! I was now included in their circle! It turned out they were all West Berlin policemen and detectives on a week R&R from their job in Berlin! Later as we were all leaving I asked them to gather for some photos, and this is the result!
It was a very interesting travel experience for me as I once again discovered that making person to person contact, even in foreign countries, human nature and attitudes are very similar.