The little German village Mödlareuth is situated partly in Bavaria and partly in Thuringia. The northern part was in the former GDR and the southern part in West Germany. That’s why it was called Little Berlin. Now a museum shows the history of the village and gives information about the political system at that time of the Cold War.
In 1994 has been opend an open-air museum about the former border. It includes a portion of the original wall as well as a rebuilt barrier typical of those on the border at the time.
Although there is free passage between the two parts of the village today, there are still many differences. They have different postal codes and telephone area codes; the residents vote separately and send their children to different schools.
About the museum.