Observation Post Alpha, OP Alpha or Point Alpha was a Cold War observation post between Rasdorf, Hesse, in what was then West Germany and Geisa, Thuringia, then part of East Germany. The post overlooked part of the "Fulda Gap", which would have been a prime invasion route for Warsaw Pact forces had the Cold War erupted into actual warfare. It was abandoned by the military in 1991. Today, the "Point Alpha" memorial commemorates the Observation Point's four decades of existence. The memorial is dedicated to keeping it and a nearby section of the inner German border as reminders of the division of Germany and the confrontation between NATO and Warsaw Pact in the Cold War.

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  • Point Alpha (engl. Observation Post (OP) Alpha) war neben OP Romeo, OP India und OP Oscar einer von vier US-Beobachtungsstützpunkten an der hessischen innerdeutschen Grenze. Heute ist „Point Alpha“ der Name einer Mahn-, Gedenk- und Begegnungsstätte an der Straße zwischen Geisa (Thüringen) und Rasdorf (Hessen). Aufgrund der Namensähnlichkeit wird er mitunter mit dem Checkpoint Alpha (Grenzübergang Helmstedt-Marienborn) verwechselt. (de)
  • Le Poste d'observation Alpha ou Point Alpha (), était un poste d'observation mis en place et utilisé pendant la guerre froide. Il était situé entre Rasdorf dans la Hesse (Allemagne de l'Ouest) et Geisa dans la Thuringe (Allemagne de l'Est). Depuis ce poste, des agents occidentaux pouvait surveiller la vallée de la Fulda, considérée alors comme une des voies principale d'invasion que pourrait utiliser le Pacte de Varsovie. Le mémorial du Point Alpha commémore la création du poste d'observation. Il a été construit 40 ans après la création du poste. Un pan du mur matérialisant le rideau de fer qui divisait l'Allemagne en deux pendant la Guerre froide y est conservé, afin de rappeler la confrontation entre l'OTAN et le Pacte de Varsovie (fr)
  • Observation Post Alpha, OP Alpha or Point Alpha was a Cold War observation post between Rasdorf, Hesse, in what was then West Germany and Geisa, Thuringia, then part of East Germany. The post overlooked part of the "Fulda Gap", which would have been a prime invasion route for Warsaw Pact forces had the Cold War erupted into actual warfare. It was abandoned by the military in 1991. Today, the "Point Alpha" memorial commemorates the Observation Point's four decades of existence. The memorial is dedicated to keeping it and a nearby section of the inner German border as reminders of the division of Germany and the confrontation between NATO and Warsaw Pact in the Cold War. (en)
  • O Posto de Observação Alpha ou Ponto Alpha era um posto de observação construído e utilizado durante a Guerra Fria, situado entre Rasdorf no Estado de Hesse (Alemanha Ocidental) e Geisa, na Turíngia (Alemanha Oriental). Deste posto, agentes ocidentais podiam vigiar o vale de Fulda, considerado como uma das vias principais de uma potencial invasão da Europa Ocidental por parte da União Soviética. O memorial do Ponto Alpha comemora os 40 anos de existência do posto de observação. Um parte do muro que materializava a fronteira interna alemã e a cortina de ferro durante a Guerra Fria é conservado como memorial da confrontação entre a OTAN e o Pacto de Varsóvia. (pt)
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  • NATO Observation Post Alpha, watchtower.
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  • Location within Germany
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  • Point Alpha Stiftung
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  • Point Alpha (engl. Observation Post (OP) Alpha) war neben OP Romeo, OP India und OP Oscar einer von vier US-Beobachtungsstützpunkten an der hessischen innerdeutschen Grenze. Heute ist „Point Alpha“ der Name einer Mahn-, Gedenk- und Begegnungsstätte an der Straße zwischen Geisa (Thüringen) und Rasdorf (Hessen). Aufgrund der Namensähnlichkeit wird er mitunter mit dem Checkpoint Alpha (Grenzübergang Helmstedt-Marienborn) verwechselt. (de)
  • Observation Post Alpha, OP Alpha or Point Alpha was a Cold War observation post between Rasdorf, Hesse, in what was then West Germany and Geisa, Thuringia, then part of East Germany. The post overlooked part of the "Fulda Gap", which would have been a prime invasion route for Warsaw Pact forces had the Cold War erupted into actual warfare. It was abandoned by the military in 1991. Today, the "Point Alpha" memorial commemorates the Observation Point's four decades of existence. The memorial is dedicated to keeping it and a nearby section of the inner German border as reminders of the division of Germany and the confrontation between NATO and Warsaw Pact in the Cold War. (en)
  • Le Poste d'observation Alpha ou Point Alpha (), était un poste d'observation mis en place et utilisé pendant la guerre froide. Il était situé entre Rasdorf dans la Hesse (Allemagne de l'Ouest) et Geisa dans la Thuringe (Allemagne de l'Est). Depuis ce poste, des agents occidentaux pouvait surveiller la vallée de la Fulda, considérée alors comme une des voies principale d'invasion que pourrait utiliser le Pacte de Varsovie. (fr)
  • O Posto de Observação Alpha ou Ponto Alpha era um posto de observação construído e utilizado durante a Guerra Fria, situado entre Rasdorf no Estado de Hesse (Alemanha Ocidental) e Geisa, na Turíngia (Alemanha Oriental). Deste posto, agentes ocidentais podiam vigiar o vale de Fulda, considerado como uma das vias principais de uma potencial invasão da Europa Ocidental por parte da União Soviética. (pt)
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  • Point Alpha (fr)
  • Posto de Observação Alpha (pt)
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