|Pictures were taken where the
river Rhine touches Dutch ground for the first time, near
Spijk-Lobith south of Emmerik-Elten.
From April 1949 till August 1963 the frontier was half a mile east of this line, in 1963 the old situation was re-established, creating a difficult situation for 80 Dutch inhabitants of the left side of the street: the whole street became German, leaving the house meant going abroad.
| Near the Rhine
German farmhouse with German and Dutch street name sign, there used to be two separate signs/posts in the past.
|The Old Kleefsepostweg in Spijk: as of this point the whole street is German, while the left side is Dutch territory. (see introduction)|
|View from the Rhine dike to German Eltenberg the meadows in between are Dutch land though.|
|View towards the other side: river Rhine flowing from Cologne/Emmerik to Arnhem: Dutch bank in front of us, and German side accross the river.|
|Small intersection on the trunk road to Elten: German street signs|
BK December 2000
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