The Border Troops of the GDR were a military formation under the command of the Ministry for National Defense (MfNV) set up for observation and protection of the East German Border.
About 30.000 soldiers served at any time protecting the border between East and West Germany. Until April of 1989, they had order to kill in order to prevent "Republikflucht" (esacpe from the GDR).
This building is what remains of the 3rd Heavy Border Company of the 1st Border Battalion.
The area consists of the barracks, parking garages, dog kennels and a small bunker for ammunition. Trash has been dumped on much of the premises and the buildings have been vandalized.