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Darß - on the way to Weststrand

Road crossing in the woods of Darß. Darß was partially a controlled area in the time of the Communism because of the nearby coast of the Baltic Sea. The roads are paved with concrete slabs, which also seems to originate from the time of the GDR.  They are typical slabs used along the frontier area in the former East Germany to allow the vehicles of Frontier Guards to pass by under any conditions.

Today, the straight, long roads are open for cycling and hiking as well as for horse-drawn carriages. Be careful, there are zillions of mosquitos in the forest, so don't forget your Autan in the Summer.

Copyright: Alexander Jensko
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9984x4992
Taken: 03/12/2011
Uploaded: 03/12/2011
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: wieck; darss; nature; darß; ddr; prohibited; area; restricted; wood; forest; crossing; road; bike; hiking; cycling
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