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The Iron Curtain Trail

For almost half a century, Europe was forcibly divided into east and west by the Iron Curtain, a border stretching from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. For 40 years, the Iron Curtain has been the symbol of division between people—2 sides, 2 blocks. In the middle lay a frontier of wire mesh, walls, barbed wire, and armed guards. The fall of the USSR destroyed it, then the construction of Europe moved it. It seems that the wall still exists in some places. In other places, it has totally disappeared.

What remains of the Iron Curtain today, 20 years after its destruction?

This episode invites us to retrace and experience this important part of the continent’s history.

About Mythical Roads:

Whether remote or packed with tourists, recent or old, famous or forgotten, certain routes are paved with legends. This series explores itineraries that have made history across five continents—some roads and rivers that separated countries, and others that formed links, creating pathways for traders, fortune-seekers, evangelists, conquerors, and travelers. As historical symbols, these routes now ignite the imaginations of millions of people in search of adventure and freedom.

The original and poetic approach of this series casts a new light on these mythical roads. Throughout the journey, the routes unfold through the eyes of the men and women who live and work along them, and who continue to sustain the legends.

Personal adventures alternate with extraordinary explorations, unforgettable encounters, and surprising developments.

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