"Off the beaten path" Helmstedt by Sjalen

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Helmstedt is a nice small town on the old DDR border. There are many nice things to see even though it is off the beaten path. For instance a great nature reserve only known to Germans and some historic buildings in the town centre. The main reason for coming is however the DDR legacy. In a village outside town, which like so many others was split in two, a part of the wall has been saved and now been turned into an exhibition so that we never forget...

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  • Pros:Off the beaten path, nice scenery
  • Cons:You need a car to go around
  • In a nutshell:Modern history and countryside
  • Last visit to Helmstedt: May 2001
  • Intro Written Sep 24, 2002
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