Documentary Film


Grenzwandler takes visitors on location-based tours along the Green Belt, the former German-German border. A total of six tours at as many locations have been realized so far. Each tour tells the story of a different place – “Bulldogge und Iltis” in Beendorf, similar to a digital information system, makes the traces of a concentration camp in the village visible; “Nadelöhr” at Marienborn station is a kind of walkable animated film telling the story of a young woman and a customs officer; “Sperrgebiet” expands the information system at the Hötensleben border monument with the personal voices and memories of eyewitnesses who lived, worked, or fled here. “Wüstung” leads through a vanished place at the Jahrsau monument; “Spurensuche” in Abbenrode makes traces of the border tangible. The “Fluchtversuch” tour in Sorge tells the story of a border-related death in a True Crime format.

We cooperate with the Marienborn German Division Memorial, the BUND e.V., and other local partners. Further information can be found at or www.grü


AR-Tours at the former German-German border, the Green Belt

David Ruf, Maximilian Feldmann

State Government of Saxony-Anhalt, Lotto GmbH Sachsen-Anhalt, Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in East Germany