Wartha is a town in the subdivision of Wartha-Göringen which forms part of the independent-city district of Eisenach in Thuringia state, Germany.
Near Wartha was a former major road border crossing on the Inner German border between East and West Germany. The crossing was known as Herleshausen-Wartha, with Herleshausen being the first town across the border in Hesse.
Neighboring municipalities and cities
To the west of Wartha is the Hessian town Herleshausen. To the north and the east are the towns of Neuenhof and Hörschel while Göringen in the south.
Wartha checkpoint in 1960.
Long queues of cars waiting to cross the Wartha border crossing into West Germany on 10 November 1989, a day after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Demolished East German boundary pillar.
A East German visa with a stamp from Wartha from the 1970s.
East German passport stamp from Wartha.
Coordinates: 50°59′45″N 10°12′14″E / 50.99583°N 10.20389°E