Thursday, July 1, 2010

Helmstedt -Marienborn 1979-1990-2010 ...

... East German border watchtower
in the Lappwald
, in 1979 ...
... The BT-9 (
Beobachtungsturm-9), observation tower
introduced in the mid-1970s as a more stable
replacement for the BT-11
...
source: en.wikipedia.org

... an observation bridge that spanned
over the transit rails
, in 1979 ...

... railway line Inner German border crossing
between Helmstedt and Marienborn,
some ten miles from the inter-zone border,
on a trip to Berlin in December 1979 ...

photo credit: Günter Mach, Helmstedt
... railroad traffic and the observation bridge
between Helmstedt and Marienborn,
in April 1990 ...

... view from B1 Bundesstrasse on the same railroad spot,
between Helmstedt and Marienborn, in April 2010 ...

... railroad traffic between Helmstedt and Marienborn,
in April 2010 ...

... topographical mark , in 2010 ...

... the remains of the East German observation post,
in 2010 ...


... The patrol road or 'Kolonnenweg',
the path used to be well-traveled
by East German border patrols. ...

source: en.wikipedia.org

... behind the former Inner German Border, in 2010
view direction Helmstadt ...
... the Inner German Border divided the Lappwald,
following the old Brunswick-Prussian boundary ...
source: en.wikipedia.org

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