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Point Alpha

Platz der deutschen Einheit 1, 36419 Geisa, Thuringia, Germany
+49 6651 919030
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A hidden gem

We went back to Germany to visit places where we were stationed in the 80's and 90's. When we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Very interesting

Visited around 16 years ago & returned again this week with 3 children aged 14,11 & 6. They all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lindsey K
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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. 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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  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Platz der deutschen Einheit 1, 36419 Geisa, Thuringia, Germany
+49 6651 919030
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank MissNancy50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Lindsey K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank princetonarea
Reviewed 13 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

3  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

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

Thank littlemike1034
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Outpost for the US Army at the Fulda Gap...boundary between Eastern and Western Germany. Good characterization of the life of Black Hawk Cavalry in this remote outpost. Museum chronicles the defense of the Geisa area of Germany from WWII to the fall of the wall...More

Thank walker201515
Reviewed 7 September 2015

As a former member of the 11th Armored Cavalry, I can tell you that in its earliest days Point Alpha was a rougher place to live than towards the end. This was a combat outpost at a time when we were not sure if or...More

4  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Visited relatives in Germany and were taken to Point Alpha. To see how and where the border was patrolled is just amazing! Went to the museum and saw all the items from that era was very interesting.

1  Thank beachloverUpstateNY
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