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Border post Helmstedt-Marienborn

Border post Helmstedt-Marienborn

The most important border post of the GDR

During Germany's division, the Helmstedt-Marienborn border post was the most crucial crossing along the German internal border.

Anyone who wanted to take the transit route to Berlin or other East German cities via the Bundesautobahn A2 from the West passed this 35-hectare checkpoint, which the GDR built between 1972 and 1974.

More than 1,000 officials interviewed travelers at the covered border crossing and checked their vehicles, passports and luggage. Suspected travelers could count on being interrogated in interrogation rooms.

Trucks were checked at a separate border post.

On June 30, 1990, the controls at the border crossing came to an end after 45 years following German reunification.

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