In the summer of 2003, two photographers undertook a 1,376-kilometre hike along the former German-German border. The starting point was the former border triangle of the states of ČSSR, GDR and FRG. The end point of the tour was the Priwall near Lübeck-Travemünde on the Baltic Sea coast. Using more than 4,000 slides, Karsten Höft and Marco Bertram documented the border museums, the remains of the still visible border installations, the Kolonnenweg, the once divided border town of Mödlareuth and other memorials of the division, as well as the aspects of nature that are once again transforming the death strip into a green ribbon.
COOPERATION WITH THE LEIBNIZ INSTITUTE FOR SPATIAL SOCIAL RESEARCH E.V. (IRS)
Marco Bertram, photojournalist and author, Berlin.