West Germany / DDR Border Memorial. Quarrying area photos. Hötensleben.


The Inner German border was the frontier between the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, West Germany) from 1949 to 1990. Not including the similar but physically separate Berlin Wall, the border was 1,393 kilometres (866 mi) long and ran from the Baltic Sea to Czechoslovakia.

Little remains of the inner German border’s fortifications. Its route has been declared part of a “European Green Belt” linking national parks and nature reserves along the course of the old Iron Curtain from the Arctic Circle to the Black Sea. Museums and memorials along the old border commemorate the division and reunification of Germany and, in some places, preserve elements of the fortifications.

A pictures to photo gallery added 17 of December, 2013.

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