Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Out for a drive with Remi, we came upon this marker in Berg, which is at the border with Slovakia. This marks the spot where the Iron Curtain was.
The stone was placed here by the Russians in 1945, who occupied this part of Austria in the 10 years following WWII as part of the Allied agreement. But the Slovaks had it much worse--forced into Communism for 50 years.
The sign says, essentially: Through way closed. But a couple of the words are spelled wrong (at least in German). The white buildings in the distance are in Petrzalka, chocker-blocks of Communist housing called the "people's place."
By the way, the road is no longer closed. We encountered no soldiers, just a cyclist.