Point Alpha Foundation

Location:
Point Alpha
Guesthouse
Schlossplatz 4
36419 Geisa
Germany

Contact:
Sebastian Roenser
Tel. +49 (0) 36967 596425
sebastian.roesner[at]pointalpha.com

Opening Hours:
April to October
Daily 9 am - 6 pm

November and March
Daily 10 am - 5 pm

December to February
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on Mondays

www.pointalpha.com

Description: 

The Point Alpha Foundation is taking care of the Memorial Point Alpha, which consists of the former U.S. Observation Post (OP) "Alpha" and the "House on the Border" both situated directly at the former inner-German border. The memorial conserves the memory of the era of the bloc confrontation in the area of the "Fulda Gap", the Cold War and the GDR border regime.
The Point Alpha Academy in Geisa offers seminars about the relevant topics of the Foundation as well as about other politically relevant topics.

Cold War Interests: 

The exhibition in the "House on the Border" puts the development of the former inner-German border into the context of the Cold War. The possible military scenarios during the Cold War epochs in Europe are explained in animated installations.
This also was the focus of the First Point Alpha Colloquium in 2012; the results of this colloquium were published in the anthology "Schlachtfeld Fulda Gap - Strategien und Operationspl√§ne der B√ľndnisse" which will be translated and published in the U.S., too. There is an existing cooperation with the University of Ohio in Athens/Ohio.
The foundation also possesses an extensive collection of photos and other exhibits about the Cold War.