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Where did the Berlin Wall go?

I happened across this post just now: The Berlin Wall Fell 30 Years Ago. Where Did It Go?

The wall spanned 96 miles, encircling West Berlin. It stood for nearly three decades until November 9, 1989, when East Germany suddenly opened its borders and crowds began tearing it down.

In the 30 years since, chunks of the wall have made their way to some 237 locations in more than 40 countries, according to records from a German government foundation tracking them.

I can tell you, chunks of the wall have made their way to a lot more than 237 places. I have a piece myself, picked up in person by my brother, who was in Germany at the time.

Nice event to commemorate. Definitely a good one to remember; I’m glad to have noticed various articles and posts about it. Hard to believe it’s been thirty years.

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1 Comment Where did the Berlin Wall go?

  1. Craig N.

    Just to be clear, I was in Berlin about a year after the Wall fell, not on the day itself. But I did pry small pieces off an area where it was still standing with my own hands, so I could guarantee they were the real thing.

    I don’t know how many other people did the same thing, but I bet it’s a lot more than 237. And then there were quite a few street vendors selling bits of the outer edge, with visible graffiti.

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