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great piece of history

My dad was stationed in the old Army base in Fulda, with the 11th ACR. I lived there for a number... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
michael d
Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent Cold War museum off the beaten path

Great indoor and outdoor museum/memorial that is a little tricky to get to (signage is confusing... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
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The Memorial Point Alpha used to be an important observation post in the period of the cold war. Today the historical site and its components are authentic credentials that serve to inform the visitors about the former border between east and west...more
Platz der deutschen Einheit 1, 36419 Geisa, Thuringia, Germany
+49 6651 919030
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

My dad was stationed in the old Army base in Fulda, with the 11th ACR. I lived there for a number of years as a child. My family just recently came back from vacation in Germany, and I took them to see Point Alpha. Fulda...More

1  Thank michael d
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great indoor and outdoor museum/memorial that is a little tricky to get to (signage is confusing, and we do speak German). A modern and thorough museum at one end, in English and German; and a half-mile walk along a reconstructed "border" leads to a memorial...More

1  Thank hidey-holer
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Our group of teachers came to Point Alpha to speak with an education expert, but got so much more than a lecture! The museum is very well done and includes many different types of artifacts with explanations in multiple languages. There is a piece of...More

2  Thank Jenn K
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We went back to Germany to visit places where we were stationed in the 80's and 90's. When we were at Bad Hersfeld I just happened to check Trip Advisor to see what might be nearby. I found Check Point Alpha and was so glad...More

2  Thank MissNancy50
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Visited around 16 years ago & returned again this week with 3 children aged 14,11 & 6. They all really enjoyed this fascinating day out. Seeing history which is so relatively recent & being able to talk about it and talking to locals who have...More

1  Thank Lindsey K
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A German friend living not far from here in Thuringia brought me here -- and I think I also was here more than 30 years ago thanks to the U.S. Army wanting to show what we were doing in Germany. This time I got to...More

2  Thank princetonarea
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Well designed memorial and museum of the menacing border between the former GDR and West Germany, and the US military observation point right next to it at this strategically critical location in Central Europe. The exhibits in the museum are carefully chosen, well executed, and...More

4  Thank Karsten K
Reviewed 28 June 2016

An English speaking guide, born and brought up in the village brought history to life. A visit organised by a group of ladies from Soroptimist International Fulda for us visiting from Solihull. US Camp Point Alpha was where NATO was expecting their opponent to invade....More

1  Thank Delia48
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

We passed by here while on the way to Nuremberg from Dresden on a group tour. This is an open air museum where you have an insight into the east and west Germany. You can see parts of the original Berlin Wall. Would have preferred...More

Thank llh161
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I was visiting relatives in Germany in December 2015 and I wanted to see this outpost that I heard about. I Went inside of the museum and walked the grounds and saw all the items from the time it was east & west era it...More

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