Exhibition theme: The Border Opens: At Dorndorf/Philippsthal border crossing [21/87]



November 10 1989
Dorndorf/Philippsthal border crossing
Created By: Renate Börner

License: Creative Commons License

From the Set

Queues at Dorndorf/Rhön Border Crossing, 10 November 1989

Traffic jam at the border crossing between Dorndorf in Thuringia and Philippsthal in Hesse


group of people, Lada (car), motorbike, Trabant (car), traffic


Alexanderplatz demonstration, bank, birthday, border checkpoint, consumption, crowd, fall of the Berlin Wall, identity document, inner German border, joy, merchandize, opening of the border, television, traffic, welcome money


Dorndorf, Dorndorf/Philippsthal (Werra) border crossing, Philippsthal (Werra)

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.