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GDR border Hötensleben - view from observation tower

This is the view from the observation tower on the former GDR border at Hötensleben. This section of the GDR border has been preserved for future generations.


We are looking out of the window over the 'death strip' towards a section of wall, similar to Berlin Wall. Beyond the wall, the open area of land was also inside the GDR. On the left is the village of Hötensleben which was situated just next to the infamous border. The distance to the Federal Republic was only a hundred yards or so across the border, but for over 40 years, the people on the eastern side were forbidden to go there. That all ended in 1990 with the fall of the GDR and German reunification.

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Title:
GDR border Hötensleben - view from observation tower

Category:

Filename:
DdrHoetTwrVw7825.jpg

ID number:
8017

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

inner German border, history of post war Germany, division of Germany, Deutsche Teiling, Berlin Wall, Iron Curtain, remains of the GDR border

Date created:
2007-08-25

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