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A grim reminder.

The explanation into English was rather stilted, but it gave a realistic impression of how things... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Peter S
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Amersham, United Kingdom
Nice Museum of the former German-German Border

Nice museum of the former border between the two German states. The Exhibition shows some escape... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Alex H
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The Baltic Border Tower Kuhlungsborn Ostseeallee 1 a, 18225 Ostseebad Kuhlungsborn, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The explanation into English was rather stilted, but it gave a realistic impression of how things were.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Nice museum of the former border between the two German states. The Exhibition shows some escape attempts and how the border was secured in former times. Additionally one can climb an old original watch tower (the ladder is quite small, so large persons have to...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

There was a large written staff and many photographs but everything is in german. So I was very disappointed. It was not the first or only place. It seems like the germans do not want to share their history, nor other sights and subjects. However...More

1  Thank Tiki Ve J
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This Baltic Border Tower, located on the beach promenade (corner of Strandstraße/Ostseeallee) is a watchtower in the former GDR whose purpose was to prevent escapees from reaching West German or Danish shores. After the fall of the GDR in 89, most of these towers were...More

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Museum was always closed and the static display is written only in German. It is ok if you have 5 minutes spare but not much to see and the tower entrance is closed to the public, so as you can see this tower from the...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Kuhlungsborn - this charming seaside town on the North East Baltic coast is a gem. Quiet sandy beaches with wicker work basket beach chairs, and attractive promenade complete with a light gentle breeze with interesting shops and restaurants. It is a family holiday destination, with...More

1  Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Until 1990 the tower was used by the East German border guards to look for those who were trying to escape over the sea to West Germany or Denmark. Following the fall of the regime, the tower has been preserved as a monument and a...More

2  Thank PrincePolo
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