I include a small number of personal images from my trips to the Inner German Border shortly after the events of 1989.
By this time, a large amount of fencing and hopefully all the mines had been removed.
However, it was still a very strange experience to wander freely in an area that would have been impossible only a few months earlier.
Family holidays to remember.........exploring the IGB (probably summer 1991)
Climbing the stairs to the top of the watchtower.
On the roof looking at a factory in the former East Germany.
The searchlight was a little difficult to liberate.
Looking from another watchtower over a freshly ploughed field that would have been the death strip,
A section of the IGB close to an East German village.
A gap in the wall that was opened on the 10th November 1989 to allow access to the nearby East German village.
A 'new' road crosses the line of the old border.
The anti vehicle traps are still visible under the growing grass
The border running through a forest area with much of the infrastucture still in place.
A long stretch of the border viewed from the ditch.......east is to the RHS.
An East German border light 'liberated' by the author.......with a low wattage bulb now illuminating his shed!
Nature was quickly hiding the scars of the border.
There was obviously a use for the concrete posts as very few remained.