The DDR - Revisited

Grenzmuseum Eußenhausen

A part of the somewhat overgrown museum area.

A signboard explains that this was a major crossing point between East & West Germany opened in June 1973.
By the end of the year over 41,000 people had used the crossing but only 3.7% of these were East Germans - 97% of the small number of DDR citizens were pensioners.

The area behind the museum is an art gallery of installations.

Many exhibits relate to the inhumanity of the border controls.

An old border watch tower can be seen in the background.

A self-explanatory installation.

Not all the art is directed towards the story of the border.

The area of the Kontrollstelle (bottom photograph of the information board) as it appears today.