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  • Vanessa Kopp

    A weathered border post remembers when Germany was divided by an inner German border. Today, the border between Hesse and Thuringia runs here, which you can luckily cross without hindrance. There is also a beautiful view.

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    • June 14, 2020

  • Webs ­čĄÖ­čĆ╗

    A queasy feeling arises here, of the time when Germany separated

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    • September 28, 2020

  • Martl

    The concrete pile is truly a highlight, as it has lost its original meaning since 1989-1991.
    "In the east and in the west, where our flag flies ..."

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    • December 15, 2020

  • Barnergy

    These things were not called a border post, but a border column. They did NOT mark the boundary, there were also low boundary stones.
    From Wikipedia:
    The columns had a cross-section of 22 cm square and, depending on their location, protruded 180 to 210 cm from the ground. Her weight was about 400 kg. An iron rod 10 to 15 cm long protruded from the top of the column. This was supposed to prevent birds from sitting on the column and staining it. The pillars were painted diagonally from top to bottom in the colors black - red - yellow gold.
    A total of 2735 (?) Pillars were set up by the frontier troops' pioneers. The column with the number 1 was on Priwall (Baltic Sea) [1], no. 2735 in the border triangle FR Germany - GDR - Czechoslovakia.
    On the Gobert there are 4 border columns - with the one at the foot of the Silberklippe there are 5. These are 1332 (here in the article) 1341, 1342, 1343 (at the foot of the Silberklippe). Dei 1329 is the least known one up there

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    • January 15, 2021

  • Martl

    Hammer, compass, wreath of ears - the mummery is over!

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    • January 13, 2022

  • Gerd

    Nice tour on foot or by bike, great views and beautiful paths!

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    • August 6, 2019

  • Gerd Eigenbrod

    Cross-border commuters

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    • May 20, 2020

  • Tom

    great view

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Nadine S

    Mute witnesses to the history of the GDR.

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    • May 5, 2021

  • Nordhesse

    One of several border pillars on Gobert, which slowly but steadily weather and at the same time symbolize a memorial to the German-German division.

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    • September 19, 2021

  • Barnergy

    Because this thing is a historical monument.
    The parts were called GrenzS├äULE, by the way, were numbered from the Priwall to the Dreil├Ąndereck

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    • October 21, 2021

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