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Site of Schmerbach village



This was the location of the village of Schmerbach for over 300 years. The town was located in East Germany, only a few hundred meters away from the border with West Germany. In 1973, the East German government decided that its close location to the border was a security threat, and destroyed the village, leaving only the transformer house standing. The residents were moved to the interior of East Germany.


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phoenix80

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Communists destroyed every thing just like Nazis
#1 Sun August 5, 2007 01:17

MightyMacbeth

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Oh I wish I was there, away from all this craziness
#2 Sun August 12, 2007 21:44

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The old border is actually a nice place to find some peace and quiet. Most of it was declared a nature preserve after the fall of the Iron Curtain. In the no-mans-land of the border, several endangered plants and animals found refuge. The old patrol road is now a hiking trail. At least one good thing came out of the Cold War!
#3 Tue August 14, 2007 13:51


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