This abandoned base of the East German "Grenztruppen" (border troops) was active from 1962 until 1990. It was first used by a platoon of combat engineers before being converted into a maintenance company.
The area includes a three-floor building for administration and accommodation, various flat-roofed buildings that were used as workshops and storage rooms, and the typical garages for the vehicles.
There are also classrooms that were used for instruction and political education.
The last documented use was as accommodation for refugees seeking asylum. In 2013, the local counsil decided to have the building demolished. The demolition finally took place in 2018.