Tour guides show you the history of German partition (17 of our 37 tour guides)
A tour guide takes you on a one or two-hour tour around the permanent exhibitions to provide you with information regarding the history of German partition, the Cold War and the significance of Point Alpha:
You visit the authentic and heritage protected US observation post Point Alpha with its preserved original buildings and the permanent exhibition on the Cold War and the military confrontation situation in the Fulda Gap.
Special Guided Tour “Path of Hope”
The fourteen sculpture groups along the death strip of the former inner German border that marked the dividing line between freedom and repression for over forty years, reference the biblical Stations of the Cross. With this comprehensive work of art, the Point Alpha Foundation commemorates the resistance against the Communist dictatorships of Central and Eastern Europe, under whose yoke human beings suffered for decades.
We recommend taking the special tour subsequent to a visit to the Point Alpha Memorial.
Conversations with eyewitnesses
Following the guided tour of the museum, you have the opportunity to add depth and dimension to what you have seen. People who lived on both sides of the border give you accounts of the era of German partition and life in the restricted zone, as well as that in the zonal border area. Former employees of the Federal border police and customs officers report on their work during the time of German partition.
Depending upon the amount of time and level of interest, the conversations can be organized as a one or two-hour event.
Hike along the border