The DDR - Revisited


The attractive entrance to the Castle Hartenfels.

Across the road is the buttress end of a former bridge.

This bridge has a special history........see below

The historic (and accidental) meeting up of the US & Soviet armies.

Close to the old bridge is a memorial.......

......which gives some details.

On the other side of the River Elbe is the "Spirit of the Elbe".

The plaque explains the name and background.

The Brückenkopf Military Prison, just behind the Spirit of the Elbe, is being renovated.

The prison as it looked in 1945.

Details of the work in progress........August 2022.

For more images and details of the prison click the images above.......the links opens in a new window.