Historical Places

Grenzpfahl bei Probstzella
Boundary post at Probstzella
Historischer Grenzstein am Schönwappenweg
Historical border stone on the 'Schönwappenweg'

Relics of the former inner German border can still be found in many places - sometimes in the open, sometimes hidden in the woods. Nature plays its part in covering over the once wide border corridor more and more.

Below are a number of places with symbols in stone of the division of Germany - with no claims to being complete:

 

Memorial stone for the former village of Liebau
96524 Mupperg, Germany
Location of the former village of Liebau

State border of the GDR
Border wall with observation post
96517 Heinersdorf, Germany
Part of the Heinersdorf-Welitsch memorial

State border of the GDR
Water barricade of the 'Tettau' stream
96517 Heinersdorf, Germany
Part of the Heinersdorf-Welitsch memorial

Protective corridor of the GDR
Watchtower, border patrol path
96515 Judenbach-Neuenbau, Germany
Location: 500 m to the north east of Neuenbau

 


Razed village of Rottenbach
96515 Judenbach, Germany
Position of former village of Rottenbach

Memorial to Fritz Zapf
98743 Spechtsbrunn, Germany
Location: on the old Heeresstraße

Memorial to the opening of the border
98743 Spechtsbrunn, Germany
Location: At the Nature Park Information Centre

State border with the GDR
Border markings, border column
07330 Probstzella, Germany
Location: Approx. 1200 m south-east of Probstzella

State border with the GDR
Border fence
07330 Probstzella, Germany
Location: Approx. 1200 m south-east of Probstzella

State border of the GDR
Agent access - fence parts, border gate
07330 Probstzella, Germany
Location: approx. 3500 m south of Lichtentanne

Schönwappenweg
Part of the Rennsteig trail, with historic boundary stones and coats of arms in stone
Location: Between Steinbach a. Wald (Ziegelhütte) and Lehesten

GDR protective strip
Observation tower
07349 Lehesten, Germany
Location: approx. 1500 m west of Lehesten

Memorial plaque to the razed village of Saalbach
07366 Pottiga, Germany
Site of former village of Saalbach

State border of GDR
Border fence, access gate with wall element, vehicle ditch
07926 Mödlareuth, Germany
Part of German-German Museum

State border of GDR
Border wall, observation post, fragments of illuminated path
07926 Mödlareuth, Germany
Part of German-German Museum

GDR protective strip
Observation tower
07926 Mödlareuth, Germany
Part of the German-German Museum