Border museums and exhibitions on recent German history

Deutsch-Deutsches Museum im ehemals geteilten Dorf Mödlareuth, auch "Little Berlin" genannt.
The inner German Museum in the former divided village of Mödlareuth, also called "Little Berlin".

Recent inner German history is explored in many museums and exhibitions, each with their own particular emphasis.

Memorial "Ehemalige Grenze"
96515 Heinersdorf, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)3675 744516 , www.judenbach.de
>> Exhibits from the period of the border closure to the fall of the Wall

Border and Homeland Museum "Georg-Stift"
Obere Coburger Straße 15, 98743 Gräfenthal, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)36703 81579, www.graefenthal.de
>> The border and development of the border area in the Gräfenthal region; town history

 

Border observation tower Thüringer Warte - approx. 1100 m north of Lauenstein
96337 Ludwigsstadt, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)9263 974541, www.ludwigsstadt.de
>> Inner German partition in the Ludwigsstadt, Probstzella and Lehesten border region

Watchtower - approx. 1200 m south-east of Probstzella
07330 Probstzella, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)36735 46111, www.probstzella.de
>> Documentation and extensive photo collection of escape attempts

Haus des Volkes
Bahnhofstraße 25, 07330 Probstzella, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)36735 46057
www.probstzella.de
>> The story of how the "Green Belt" came to life

Concentration Camp Memorial Laura
Fröhliches Tal, 07349 Lehesten/OT Schmiedebach, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)36653 26113, www.kz-laura.de
>> History of the concentration camp "Laura" , an outpost of the Buchenwald KZ

Klöppelschule Nordhalben
Klöppelschule 4, 96365 Nordhalben, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)9267 375, www.kloeppelschule.de
Lace museum, with local history and border museum.
>> Iron Curtain, The Turning Point and Reunification, with exhibits loaned from the German-German Museum in Mödlareuth

Museum Naila in the "Schusterhof"
Schleifmühlweg 11, 95119 Naila, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)9282 1890, www.selbitztal.de
>> Original hot-air balloon which helped a family to escape in 1979; town history

Museum for Tannery and Town History
Saalgasse 2, 07927 Hirschberg (Saale) , Germany
Phone: +49 (0)36644 43139, www.museum-hirschberg.de
>> Exhibitions on Border History,  permanent exhibition on Tanning and Town History; extensive photo collections

Deutsch-Deutsches Museum Mödlareuth
Mödlareuth 13, 95183 Töpen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)9295 1334, www.moedlareuth.de
>> History on the division of Germany and the divided village of Mödlareuth, open-air museum with border installations, changing special exhibitions