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    by weed6886 Updated Apr 12, 2006

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    This is a small, but impressive memorial to the German-German border. The security fence, anti-vehicle obstacles, and guard tower were all left as they were in 1989, complete with the minibus that brought the guards to duty. There are no tourist facilities on-site, so dress for the weather. It's now possible to walk through the fence to see all of the parts. There is also a walking trail following the former border. See travelogue for more details.

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    by weed6886 Written Mar 21, 2006

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    There's not much to actually do here, but if you are in the area it's worth the time to take a look. Most of the village consists of half-timber houses, which have been restored. Walking through the town is like a short walk back in time.

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    by weed6886 Updated Mar 17, 2006

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    The inter-german border was once one of the largest minefields in the world. Extensive measures were taken to ensure all the mines were removed. Since 1989, there have been a few incidents involving landmines. On the site of the memorial, there was a live mine found in 2001(see picture, the rock under the red arrow). Most places along the border are now farmed, but if the ground looks like its been undisturbed for several years, it's just easier to walk along the concrete patrol road(keeps the shoes clean, too!)

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