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Iron Curtain

Iron Curtain

Iron Curtain across Germany

The German-German border, the 1,378-kilometer-long border that cut straight through Germany during the Cold War, was part of the Iron Curtain.

The "Inner German Border" that took shape after the Second World War crumbled, together with the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989.

Among others, the German municipality of Schlagsdorf was cleaved in half by the border, for which several houses and farms were demolished. Part of the 6,800-kilometer-long Iron Curtain, a reminder of the division.

A reconstruction of the border, with a watchtower and parts of the Iron Curtain, testify to the separation.

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