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20-September-2018
20-September-2018

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A section of the former Berlin Wall commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.  

It weighs 3.5 tonnes, is 3.6 metres high and nearly two metres wide.  It once stood in Potsdamer Platz, close to the Brandenburg Gate and is the largest section of the Wall in Australia.  The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.
 
It was constructed by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) starting on 13 August 1961.  It cut off by land West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989.  Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992
 
 

Location

Address:49 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Harmonie German Club , Narrabundah, 2604
State:ACT
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.339023
Long: 149.151676
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Oppression

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 3rd October, 1992
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Harmonie Deutscher verein Canberra

This section of the Berlin Wall reminds us that no man made barrier can repress the spirit of freedom.

May we all unite to live in harmony, ensuring peace for further generations.

Eingeweiht am 3 October 1992 durch Dr. Otto Roever, Stanaiger Verfeier des Deutsche Botschafer Canberra.

 

Source: MA
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