North Germany (Larger)

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Northern Germany
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.