Germany - The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Long Years of Separation

There are literally millions of images of a divided Germany.
The aim of this page is to display a small number of images which will remind the reader of how Germany looked for almost thirty years.

These images are courtesy of the amazing this link to view their website (opens in a new window).

The Inner German Border crossed hundreds of kilometers of open countryside

Roads heading east were suddenly dead-ends

Rivers and streams were protected borders

Anybody from the West taking an interest in the border would be closely watched

Berlin was unique in that the border ran through the middle of a built up area

For details of how the Allied forces travelled between West Berlin and West Germany, see Extras / Allied Travel