Monday, April 12, 2010

Inner German Border 1978, Gudow - Boize 2010 ...

... road L 205 Gudow - Boize , 2010 ...
... the dotted line marks the boundary of Landkreis
Ludwigslust and
Kreis Herzogtum Lauenburg ...
...
The provincial boundaries are those of pre-Nazi
Weimar Germany, before the present Länder
(federal states) were established.
..
The black line near the dotted line marks the
'Kolonnenweg' / East German Patrol road ...

... customs info Inner German Border, 1978 ...

... L 205 road direction Boize and Zarrentin,
East Germany, May 1978, ...
... remark the big trees ...

... a West German pole with 'stop! Border!' warning
sign, an East German border marker and the fence
and a BT-11 watchtower beyond,
May 1978 ...
... The BT-11 (Beobachtungsturm-11), an 11 m high
observation tower introduced in 1969. The top-heavy
tower was unstable and vulnerable to collapsing.

source: en.wikipedia.org

... West German infoboard about the Inner German
Border
on road L 205 in 1978 ...

... The border before fortification: inter-zonal barrier
near Gudow / Boize (Zarrentin), 1961 ...


... The newly strengthened border in 1962, with
barbed-wire fences, watchtowers and minefields ...


... view direction Johlberg - East Germany, 1978
- watchtower BT-11 in distance
...

... view direction Testorf, May 1978 ...

Inner German border ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The inner German border / innerdeutsche Grenze or deutsch-
deutsche Grenze; initially also Zonengrenze was the frontier
between the
German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany)
and the
Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, West Germany)
from 1949 to 1990. Not including the similar but physically
separate Berlin Wall, the border was 1,381 kilometres long

and ran from the Baltic Sea to Czechoslovakia ...

... road L 205 direction Gudow, and 'North German
Plain' farmhouse, April 2010 ...


... East German Border marker trophy,
in a garden
on road L 205, April 2010 ...

... Boize direction Gudow ...

... the boundary of Landkreis Ludwigslust ...

... and Kreis Herzogtum Lauenburg, direction Gudow.
The L205, is a totally new road and the small road
of 1978, became a cycling path ...


... cycling path, view direction Gudow ...

... view from cycling path, direction Boize,
definitely the same big trees,
but without watchtower and fences ...


... view direction Johlberg, April 2010 ...

... view direction Johlberg and ...

... the Boize brook, that marked
the former Inner German Border ...


... view direction Boize/Zarrentin, 2010 ...

... 'Kolonnenweg / patrol road, now a farmer's road ...

... and cycling path along the entire
former
German Inner Border ...

... view direction Gudow from behind the
former East German side of the border ...


... In December 1989, only a month after the opening
of the border, conservationists from East and
West Germany met to work out a plan to establish
a "German Green Belt / Grünes Band Deutschland"
stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Czech border ...

source: en.wikipedia.org

... view direction Testorf , April 2010 ...

... the former Inner German Border Gudow-Boize
became UNESCO Biosphere Schaalsee Reserve
and part of the German Green Belt ...


Grünes Band Deutschland / German Green Belt ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... The Bundestag voted unanimously in December 2004
to extend federal protection to the Green Belt and incorporate
it into a "European Green Belt" being developed along
the entire 6,800-kilometre length of the former Iron Curtain.
The German Green Belt now links 160 natural parks,
150 flora-and-fauna areas, three UNESCO biosphere reservations
and the Harz Mountains National Park. It is home to a wide
variety of species that are rare elsewhere in Germany, including
the wild cat, black stork, otter and rare mosses and orchids.
Most of Germany's Red Kites – more than half of the 25,000
that live in Europe – live along the former border.
The Bund Naturschutz, one of Germany's largest conservation
groups, is campaigning to extend the area within the Green Belt
designated as nature conservation zones ...


the Fall of the inner German border ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... came rapidly and unexpectedly in November 1989,
along with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event
paved the way for the ultimate reunification
of Germany just short of a year later ...

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