Pin from the DDR and the KTW organisation. The text on the pin reads:”Toerims, Hiking, Joys Of Life”.
The Committee for Tourism and Hiking (KTW) was a state organ of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) that existed from 1956 to 1974, whose task was “the promotion of physical culture, school and popular sports and tourism”.
The committee was also involved in the publication of hiking maps, travel guides and the magazine “Unterwegs” (On The Way). The KTW also coordinated the Xth World Festival in 1973. The committee had its seat in the same building as the Central Council of the FDJ, the Berlin Zollernhof. Despite all this, the committee was dissolved in November 1974. Its tasks were taken over by the youth travel agency “Jugendtourist” set up by the FDJ.