Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

DDR - Border and Customs Check in the old days

Recommended Posts

Passengers and travellers and their luggage were thoroughly checked at each border control point, as well as travel documents and visas. The post was also checked thoroughly, no newspapers or magazines, books or printed matter in the German language  was allowed to be imported from the West, which applied to packages from West Germany, all of which were confiscated and either destroyed or examined by the authorities. Currency of any kind was also not to be sent by post. Export of antiques, works of art, weapons, etc. was prohibited, unless officially sanctioned.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...