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Iron Curtain Trail (2)

Usedom German/Polish Border to Czech Border


The Iron Curtain ran for about 7,000 km from the Barents Sea in the north straight through Europe to the Black Sea and divided the continent into East and West. Until the Peaceful Revolutions in Eastern and Central Europe, it stood as a physical and ideological border between two blocks which conceived each other as enemies. Not only were many neighbouring states divided, but also Germany was divided into east and west. Today there are only very few reminders left of the former death strip. However, the few remnants there still are do not separate us anymore.

In Germany, the Iron Curtain ran for 650 km along the former Baltic Sea coast of the GDR, if one includes Rugen. The 1,400 km long former inner-German death strip was composed of 3,000 km of fences, 730 km of car-trenches, 830 observation towers, brightly lit roads, walls and bunkers. All this is now mostly gone. Only the military vehicle roads with their perforated paving stones and several observation towers remain. And it is only for another few years that one will be able to identify the former border strip due to the lower trees and the lighter green of their leaves. It has now been more than two decades since the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain fell and today the former German-German border is hardly visible anymore.

Precise maps, exact descriptions, extensive historic background information, as well as practical travel and accommodation tips make this cycle guide a worthy companion for a journey along the former Iron curtain.

Temporarily Out of Stock. Order now and we will deliver it when it arrives.
Expected: 20th November 2020


Cordee Code: CTB160
Author: Cycline Guide
No of Pages: 220
Page Size: 120 x 230 mm
ISBN 10: 3850002780
ISBN 13: 9783850002783
Publisher: Verlag Esterbauer
Published Date: January 2010
Edition: 1 ed , Apr-2012
Binding: Spiral/Wirobound
Illustrations: colour maps and photos
Weight: 400g

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