A double museum on the themes of the former border between the GDR (East Germany) and the FRG (West Germany), on the one hand, and the Cold War and US military observation of the border, on the other. These are complemented by a stretch of border that has been preserved and/or reconstructed, with various fortifications and a watchtower.
With its double focus on both East and West it’s one of the most significant sites in the category of border museums.
Point Alpha was the code name given to the place/region by NATO – it was to indicate the location’s importance during the Cold War East-West confrontation: it was here, at the point where the GDR border, i.e. that of the Eastern Bloc, bulged furthest into the West, where the USA considered an attack by the Soviet Union/the Warsaw Pact most likely to begin.

Release Dates

2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019


  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 35,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,00
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • Country: Germany
  • Available: yes, not through coin dispenser
  • Location: RASDORF/GEISA, Germany