North Germany (Larger)
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black = railway lines red = main roads blue = rivers Bremen - Hamburg = 100 km|
The pink areas are below sea level
My mother was born and raised in Wismar on the Ost See (far NE corner of the map).
I trained with the Field Artillery in the Southern part of the Lünenburger Heide, and did frequent shopping trips to the Duty Free US stores in Celle.
During the Cold War the Iron Curtain (shown as a dashed red line) ran from the Ost See just East of Lübeck along the river Elbe, then in a irregular meandering pattern Southwards.