This location is the border of West Germany and the East German Deutsche Demokratische Republic --the Communist DDR. The gates and guard shack is that of the last stop in West Germany, and the actual boarder is about a quarter mile up the road. In the near distance on the left is one of the many closely spaced East German guard towers with orders to shoot to kill if any intruders from either side. However, it is inconceivable any intruder would make it that far as the entire area is saturated with land mines, automatic machine guns, plus vicious police dogs trained to maul and kill. Not a very friendly place!!
Note the notices on the signs on near right side. That round red circle means STOP!! immediately ahead.