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Worth a visit if you remember Checkpoint Alpha

This was Checkpoint Alpha between 1945 and 1989. Road traffic from West Germany to West Berlin had... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
DrDon007
Interesting remnant from recent German history

I was last here around 1969 hitch hiking. Too long a story to recite here. Worth a visit if... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
TurtlesHead
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26 Jul 2018
“Worth a visit if you remember Checkpoint Alpha”
29 May 2017
“Interesting remnant from recent German history ”
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

This was Checkpoint Alpha between 1945 and 1989. Road traffic from West Germany to West Berlin had to pas through the very strict checks here. Half of the building remain. It is free to visit. You can get an audio guide in English, staff do...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I was last here around 1969 hitch hiking. Too long a story to recite here. Worth a visit if travelling on A2 autobahn. Marienborn service area near Helmstedt.

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Reviewed 16 August 2015

I traveled to this place by car from Helmstedt, but it can be easily reached directly from the Hannover-Berlin highway, stopping at a rest station which has been built besides it, stepping in by foot. It lies on the former border between the two Germanies,...More

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