Since 1995 the Grenzlandmuseum Eichsfeld is based in a former administration building of the GDR, closed to today´s Lower Saxony - Thuringian border.
At the former border crossing Duderstad-Worbis the visitors of the museum can inform themselves on more than 1.000 m² about the history of the German division.
A lot of original places, newspaper reports, pictures and films exemplify the reality in the time of the division of Germany. The museum is a memorial place for the history of the German - German division with a special view on the time when the Iron Curtain divided Germany and especially the territory of Eichsfeld.
During a complex rearrangement of the outside facilities a new visitor- and information center was built at the head quarter.
Glass, stainless steel and concrete are the elements of the new architecture. HAVER & BOECKER supplied the wire mesh façade which is situated around the upper floor. The semitransparent wire mesh EGLA-TWIN 4313 should symbolize the border fence or also the whole borderline situation.
"The intention was to have a clear view out of the ground floor of the building, on the first floor, where exhibitions, information and talks about the region take place, you get a different picture. Thus, the whole border situation is characterized and can be experienced," said Mr. Thustek, a staff member of the museum, in an interview with the newspaper “Thüringer Allgemeine Zeitung”. "Lot of glass is also a part of the architecture, it represents the changes and the peaceful revolution, which was emanated from the GDR citizens," said Thustek.