Guided tours

A museum tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. It begins with the introductory film “Everyday life at the border” using the example of the divided village of Mödlareuth. A Powerpoint presentation complements and deepens the film content. During an accompanied tour of the open-air area, the tour guides and memorial educators explain, on the one hand, the GDR border regime in the context of the history of German and European division, and on the other hand, the specific division situation in Mödlareuth. Using the example of the historical site and the neighboring region, cases of escape are described, the topic of “forced evictions” is addressed, and the opening of the border in 1989 and reunification in 1990 are discussed.

Additionally, it is possible to visit the exhibitions. Visitors may also visit the vehicle exhibition “Border mobility – limited mobility“ as well as the current special exhibitions.

Due to the unique architecture of the border area and the background information being given, guided tours for visitors provide a multi-perspective way of facing both the history of the German division with the historical site of Mödlareuth as an hands-on example, and the personal experiences and memories of a whole generation.


Organizational indications

We ask that you register for guided tours as early as possible. We recommend at least two weeks in advance.

If your arrival time changes, please let us know by phone. We ask for your understanding that in the case of a delay of more than 30 minutes, a booked tour cannot always be guaranteed for personnel and organizational reasons.