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Celebration and inauguration of an original piece of the Berlin Wall

Mauerfall 1989 / Bewohner aus beiden Teilen der Stadt auf der Mauerkrone

Am 9. November 1989 öffnet die DDR ihre Grenze nach Westberlin und zur Bundesrepublik; nach 28 Jahren fällt die Mauer. Im Bild: Bewohner aus beiden Teilen der Stadt auf der Mauerkrone in der Nähe des Reichstagsgebäudes im Gespräch mit DDR-Volkspolizisten, © Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung/Bundesbildungsstelle

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In November 2019, the Goethe-Institut in Sydney celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

In November 2019, the Goethe-Institut in Sydney celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate this important moment in German history, an original piece of the Berlin Wall will be set up for permanent public display in the small park directly in front of the institute in Woollahra.

The concrete structure stands almost four metres tall, weighs more than two tonnes and still displays original graffiti with the words: ‘Jeder hat Kraft’ - ‘Everyone is powerful’.

The Goethe-Institut and Woollahra Council will jointly inaugurate the piece of the Wall with kind support from international freight company Henning Harders.

When: 23 November 2019, 3.00-6.00pm

Where: Goethe Institut Sydney, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025

Program

  • 3:00pm Doors open
  • 3:30pm Official inauguration by the Mayor of Woollahra, Councillor Susan Wynne, the German Consul General, Peter Silberberg and the Director of the Goethe-Institut, Sonja Griegoschewski
  • 4:30pm Panel discussion: Remembering November 1989 ; eyewitnesses share their personal stories

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