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Deutsch-Deutsches Museum Mödlareuth

Deutsch-Deutsches Museum Mödlareuth

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  • Rombea

    Worth seeing exhibition hall with the collection of historical vehicles of the border troops East and West, even a helicopter is on display.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Rombea

    Mödlareuth, the divided village, also called "Little Berlin". Definitely worth seeing museum with great outdoor area and many display boards on the history of the formerly divided village.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Wolly

    Mödlareuth is a village of about 50 inhabitants, which is partly in the state of Bavaria (district of Hof) and partly in the state of Thuringia (Saale-Orla-Kreis). For 41 years, the inner-German border ran through the middle of the village along the Tannbach.

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    • May 12, 2016

  • Naturbursch

    A collection of great vehicles.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Naturbursch

    Great museum and an interesting outdoor area.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Mödlareuth should really be seen and definitely not miss the film.
    As with me, this is also shown when you are alone.

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    • February 6, 2020

  • Shalea

    The detour to the museum is worthwhile to really understand the construction of the border system. One thing is to read things, to really stand by and see how cordoned off the citizens of the GDR were, is another matter ...

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    • April 17, 2017

  • Matze

    In addition to the partly original, partly reconstructed outdoor facilities, there is also a museum, a cinema with interesting documentation (also in several languages), and a vehicle hall with various cars and trucks from the GDR border guards and from the Federal Border Guard. You can even see an original Alouette II helicopter and a tank outside.
    If this MADNESS of the time does not go to the kidneys, that can not be helped ... The charts should be looked at more closely and read through. It is inconceivable how people in the divided village must have felt back then - on BOTH sides - but much worse on the Thuringian side.

    Also recommended is the television series "Tannbach", which deals with people's lives shortly before and after the end of World War II in the fictional divided village "Tannbach". Parallels to the real village of Mödlareuth are absolutely intended. And Tannbach is also the name of the little stream that was the actual border between Mödlareuth East and Mödlareuth West, GDR and FRG, "Eastern Europe" and "Western Europe". By the way, the regional and political division has always existed (16th century or so). The real blocked border only since the 1950s. In 1966 the wall was built in the village.
    On December 9, the border was opened and people were able to walk through a piece of the cracked wall for the first time.
    And we were there at the time! I can still remember exactly how it was yesterday!

    By the way, a hike on the column path to B2 is recommended. The area is also ideal for hiking and cycling tours away from the border museum and the former wall.

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    • November 11, 2019

  • Naturbursch

    Great exhibition hall with information boards, model border systems and exhibits.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Naturbursch

    Very nice complex with a watchtower and a section of wall.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Rombea

    The well-designed exhibition hall is located in the upper part of the main box office and film screening building. Well-made display boards provide information about the history of the place, but also about the history of the division of Germany.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Rombea

    Parts of the original 700m long concrete barrier, the metal mesh fence and the observation tower can be seen on the open-air site. The border system is very well represented with a control route, vehicle barrier, expanded metal fence, control strips and the 3.30 m high concrete wall.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Rosefahrer

    These were and are not two villages, but one village. The river Tannbach divided the village into a Bavarian and a Thuringian part, the cold war with the division of Germany did the rest. It's good that there is a reminder here today.

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    • August 14, 2020

  • Chris B.

    Mödlareuth is really worth a trip. So much history in a small space. It's absolutely impressive.

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    • August 16, 2020

  • Rosefahrer

    In a small vehicle hall, vehicles from the Federal Border Police, Customs, the US Army and the GDR border troops are exhibited, as they were used on both sides of the unspeakable inner German border.

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    • September 6, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Here are some icing on the cake.

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    • September 6, 2020

  • Naturbursch

    The T-34 85 exhibition tank is in good condition and a nice photo opportunity.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Rombea

    This type of tank was still used by the Soviet Army after World War II. The T-34 85 was very common in the Warsaw Pact states, including the GDR and thus also in the NVA.

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    • September 23, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Mödlareuth should really be seen and definitely not miss the film.
    As with me, this is also shown when you are alone.

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    • September 25, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Mödlareuth should really be seen and definitely not miss the film.
    As with me, this is also shown when you are alone.

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    • September 25, 2020

  • Harald Schramm (Schocker)

    Mödlareuth should really be seen and definitely not miss the film.
    As with me, this is also shown when you are alone.

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    • August 18, 2020

  • Mapf

    In the decades of the division of Germany, the GDR part of the village was closely guarded day and night, while the Wall on the German side developed into a tourist attraction. The American soldiers stationed in the region gave the place the nickname Little Berlin.

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    • December 15, 2019

  • Ronald van Büren

    Mödlareuth. A village separated by the wall, similar to Berlin. Today with a large museum area, where you can see the madness of the former border lifelike.
    Due to cold snap on 04.05. only a few outdoor pictures in the snow.

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    • September 12, 2019

  • BAMA

    Remembering as a task!
    The Americans called it
    "Little Berlin", this village of 50 people
    which was considered a symbol of the division of Germany. Since the establishment of the two German states, the Thuringian part of the town belonged to the territory of the GDR, the Bavarian half to the Federal Republic. The first barriers were built in 1952. In 1966 the 700m long concrete barrier was built, which divided the village until 1989.
    The German-German Museum Mödlareuth was opened in autumn 1990
    founded. The stated aim is to portray the history of the
    German division in its entirety. Not just walls, fences
    and barbed wire, but also the political, economic,
    social and everyday historical aspects of this division
    should be thematized and exemplarily based on regional and local
    Examples are conveyed. (... from information board)

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    • August 10, 2020


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