Following the traces of the past
The Iron Curtain Trail is part of a Europe-wide route from Barents Sea to the Black Sea. The total length of the route is approx. 7,650 km, and the partial route along the border between Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein is 160 km.
From the Baltic Sea to the Elbe, the route leads alongside testimonies to the Cold War, through unspoilt landscapes with wonderful views, along glittering bathing lakes, rolling hills and deep forests. The trail follows the route of the former Iron Curtain, the border between East and West or the Warsaw Pact Nations and NATO. With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Iron Curtain also fell.