20 years ago this month, the iron curtain began to come down. Everyone has probably seen the images of Germans hammering holes in the Berlin Wall in November 1989, but the events that eventually brought east and west back together began in August on the Austrian/Hungarian border.
Now the border that divided east and west – twisting from northern thru southern Europe – has become a bike path! The Iron Curtain Trail is a 4,225-mile network of bicycle paths that extends along the former Warsaw Pact-NATO border, from northern Finland to the Black Sea.
Check out this travel report over at NY Times.com