Point Alpha
Point Alpha
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The Memorial Point Alpha used to be an important observation post in the period of the cold war. Today the historical site and its components are authentic credentials that serve to inform the visitors about the former border between east and west. In addition to the remains, a newly renovated museum covers the historical context and depicts the impacts the repressive system of the GDR had on the population close to the life-threatening border.
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Auldbuff
Dundee, Scotland14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Couples
Spent a few interesting hours at the 'museum' at the old West Germany and DDR. border which exhibits the “House on the Border” and at the Point Alpha Memorial which depicted the ongoing struggle between former World War II Allies in the four decades leading up to the disintegration of the former border in late 1989. Besides getting a feel for what it must have been like to stand guard over what Winston Churchill called in 1946 “an Iron Curtain descending across the continent,” you can get a close-up look at how Soldiers lived and worked to prevent Soviet expansion into Western Europe.

The Point Alpha Memorial and House on the Border are located between the towns of Rasdorf and Geisa about 20 kilometers east of Fulda.

Where once 1,000 kilometers of deadly mines, attack dogs and fences separated families and friends, wild flowers and hiking trails now welcome all comers. From a time when sworn enemies stared across this deadly no-man’s land at one another, visitors today are invited to look, remember and to help prevent the failures of the past from reoccurring.

I know it is in Germany and I would have given it an excellent rating but there was no in english at the museum section which seem surprising as US and in the North, British troops were stationed.

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Written 28 September 2012
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Bianka
Coburg, Germany19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very informative memorial.
Political history that is more relevant than ever.
The fact that democracy and freedom cannot be taken for granted is made very clear here.
There are many listening stations as well as original recordings and exhibits.
Highly recommended!!!
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Written 14 February 2024
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Benni
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A really beautiful memorial to German history! There is a lot to read and discover. I can only recommend a visit there to everyone!
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Written 14 September 2023
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