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Eichsfeld Borderland Museum

The Eichsfeld Borderland Museum stands on the site of the former inner German border crossing of Duderstadt-Worbis. An exhibition covering about 700 m² provides information about the history of the inner German border from 1945 - 1989/90, in particular, and the consequences of this division for the people but also for Nature.

The original control gates for coach passengers and other clearance systems give an insight into the processes at the border crossing. The exhibition is supplemented by extensive external facilities with some original elements of the border fortifications at their authentic location. The path to the external section is part of the approximately 4.8 kilometre long borderland trail. It includes information at the authentic location about the border fortifications and the former facilities for border visitors on the "western" side of the border.

Info Pavilion: Attractive text panels with play functions and a touch screen provide information in a light-suffused multipurpose room about the "Green Ribbon", which also snakes across a seminar table with a map of Europe. The newly opened pavilion showcases the "Green Ribbon" and presents sustainable prospects for man and Nature along the former inner German border.

Another 8-kilometre long informative nature trail along the former border strip leads to the Heinz-Sielmann Nature Study Centre at Gut Herbigshagen near Duderstadt and provides information about the fascinating "border strip" eco region with its numerous and diverse ecological niches and its flora and fauna that have become a rarity.

Guided tours for parties of 10 people or more by appointment. 

Opening hours

Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00

April-Oct.: Mon-Fri after registration in Town Hall
Nov.-March: Closed on Sundays

Detailed information

  • culture/history
  • Life in the border area


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German



Contact information


Duderstädter Straße 5
37339 Teistungen

Telephone: +49 (0) 36071 97112
Fax: +49 (0) 36071 97998

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