Exhibition theme: The Border Opens: At the new border crossing [13/87]



November 10 - December 10 1989
Near Tann (Rhön), between Günthers and Motzlar
Created By: Karl-Heinz Pongs

License: Creative Commons License

From the Set

A new border crossing, Günthers/Motzlar, November 1989

A crowd at the new border crossing between Guenthers, a part of the town Tann (Rhoen) in Hesse, and Motzlar, a part of Schleid, in Suhl district, now Thuringia


banderole, child, crowd, flag of the GDR, graphic art, inner German border, national colours, opening of the border


inner German border, roadmaking


Günthers/Motzlar border crossing, Tann (Rhön)

Text in image

Wir wollen ein Deutschland / denn wir sind ein Volk! / Günthers grüßt seine / D Landsleute!

Other items in this set

Almost everyone knows to this day where he or she was on 9 November 1989. The joy at being suddenly granted the freedom to travel, also to West Germany, was immense. Each time a new border crossing was opened, people celebrated. In the same way, the removal of segments of the Wall and of border fence, as well as the reconstruction of roads between East and West became important events. Countless photographs and films taken in Berlin and at the inner-German border document these incidents as they occurred – thus preserving the good fortune of experiencing everything live for the family album.

Original Caption

"People from Thuringia welcomed in Tann, a district in Günthers"