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Address: Platz Der Deutschen Einheit 1, 36169 Geisa, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 6651 919030
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Description: The Memorial Point Alpha used to be an important observation post in the...
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. In addition to the remains, a newly renovated museum covers the historical context and depicts the impacts the repressive system of the GDR had on the population close to the life-threatening border.
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a visit to the Iron curtain

When world go to war is the first line of a song , well this is the place they go eye to eye high on a hill side in the German state of Hessen in the FDR is an American army base... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

When world go to war is the first line of a song , well this is the place they go eye to eye high on a hill side in the German state of Hessen in the FDR is an American army base that was there to stop the red army coming over and taking over the west. A few yards... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place is a must, it really makes you think. We knew of the wall in Berlin and the fact that Germany was divided but to come and see the reality of fences between families is an eye opener. Dont expect a lot here its a place where you reflect on the horrors of a divided nation, its not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

At Point Alpha visitors see, how the East/West German border once was protected. This includes to some degree objects interesting to smaller kids but as well as a very interesting exhibition which presents the background and impact to the people living in East-Germany. Point Alpha is definitely worth a visit. As you need to walk a bit outside over bad... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Friends of mine took me here when I visited them, a long way from their house but very much worth it. I had never heard of Point Alpha or the Fulda Gap, and it's really something that a little army post such as this could have held such significance. There is not a massive amount of information to look at,... More 

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Hampden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

On a recent trip to Germany with my wife and 2 children (ages 11 and 7) we had the pleasure of seeing Point Alpha. The view from the American Tower was amazing. The examples of the walls that were used to separate East from West and the museum with the GDR border patrol artifacts were chilling. If you are in... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Point Alpha is where the Western Allies expected the Soviets to invade during the Cold War. It is the old American ARMY post often referred to as The Fulda Gap.. The outside exhibits were interesting, spy vs spy towers confronting each other meters apart. Unfortunately, the main exhibit hall in the House On the Border was closed. This visit can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is breathing history! To walk through the progressions of the 'wal'', pass the throught the gate and up into the the American Tower. East and West Germany come alive! Thanks to the Director of Point Alpha, Volker Bausch, for such an amazing, eye opening expereince! Geisa is a bit out of the way (no other Germans we talked... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

We were staying with our German friends near Fulda and they thought that a trip to the old border post where American troops watched over East Germany would be interesting. How right they were. Point Alpha is the American base and tells what life was like in the early 1980s waiting for the possible invasion of Russians from the east.... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Spent a few interesting hours at the 'museum' at the old West Germany and DDR. border which exhibits the “House on the Border” and at the Point Alpha Memorial which depicted the ongoing struggle between former World War II Allies in the four decades leading up to the disintegration of the former border in late 1989. Besides getting a feel... More 

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