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Ostlandkreuz (East County Cross) is the name of memorial crosses remembering the expulsion of the German people from the Czech Lands. There are at least two East County Crosses in Germany, at Geislingen and at Schorndorf
The Ostlandkreuz (East County Cross) is a memorial cross built 1950 south of Geislingen, on the Schildwacht.
The Ostlandkreuz is a steel framework construction covered with copper plates. It is 22.7 metres high and weighs 8.5 tons. The span width of its arms is 7.5 metres. In 1992 the Ostlandkreuz a landmark of Geislingen was renovated. The Ostlandkreuz was also renewed in 2003 and was equipped with a light installation for illuminating it at night.
There is a small Ostlandkreuz near Schorndorf .
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