Life on the inner German border
Lutz Porombka was born on October 24, 1955, in Berlin and spent his entire childhood up until his graduation from high school with his party-affiliated parents in East Berlin. During this time, he witnessed the construction and the expansion of the Berlin Wall first hand because he lived with his parents in an apartment that was located right at the Wall near the Sonnenallee Avenue. Porombka completed his very straightforward education and studies by receiving a degree in engineering from the university in Dresden. However, the Porombka spouses then returned to East Berlin where their two children were born. Despite living directly at the border in East Berlin, they didn’t pay too much attention to the fall of the Wall and in 1991, they moved to Bingen am Rhein for professional reasons of Lutz Porombka. They still live in Bingen today.