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Marienborn former GDR border checkpoint A2 autobahn

These cabins were part of the Marienborn checkpoint on the autobahn between Hannover and Berlin. Thousands of cars either entering the GDR or in transit to West Berlin were processed here.

It's possible to visit the remains of the GDR border on a remarkable guided tour from the town of Helmstedt. Read my article or go to www.grenzdenkmaeler.de.



For drivers entering the GDR, for example to visit relatives, formalities were stringent, for those in transit to West Berlin less so. Still, passing through here could be a frightening and intimidating experience, and sometimes there were very long waiting times. All this came to an end in 1990 when Germany was reunified and the GDR was abolished.

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Title:
Marienborn former GDR border checkpoint A2 autobahn

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Filename:
DdrMarienbornB7822.jpg

ID number:
8014

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

GDR, division of Germany, divided Germany, border checkpoint eastern German, history of post-war Germany, German Democratic Republic, DDR, Berlin Wall information, GDR border

Date created:
2007-08-22

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