List of Berlin Wall segments
Many segments of the Berlin Wall have been given to various institutions since its fall on November 9, 1989.
- 1 Europe
- 2 Africa
- 3 Asia/Oceania
- 4 The Americas
- 5 References
- Tirana, Albania
- EU Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
- Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium
- Sofia, Bulgaria
- Cold War Museum Langelandsfort, Denmark
Since 2011 a section of the wall has been on display in the Cold War Museum Langelandsfort on the island of Langeland (Great Belt). The segment was a gift from the City of Berlin and was originally located at the Potsdamer Platz (Berlin Mitte).
- Le Quai Theatre, Angers
- Mémorial pour la Paix, Caen
- La Défense, Paris
A segment of the wall can be found next to one of the office buildings.
- Esplanade of the 9th of November 1989, Porte de Versailles, Paris
A segment of the wall was installed for the 20th Anniversary Celebrations in the plaza of the Porte de Versailles metro station.
- European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg
- Allied Museum, Berlin
- American Embassy, Berlin
A segment of the Berlin Wall was installed in the courtyard of the embassy on 13 February 2008, "to serve as a reminder of the past and a symbol of hope for the future".
- Freedom Park, Berlin, Germany
A growing collection of painted sections of the wall are on permanent display in Stralauer Allee 3 in Berlin.
- John F. Kennedy School, Berlin
On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall in November 2009, two wall segments were set up in front the John F. Kennedy high school building. The two segments were cemented back-to-back, whereby the respective short foot extensions of the bases were cut off. The "West" side is painted with colorful graffiti whereas the "East" side is colored historical plain white.
- Central Square, Bremen
- JHQ, Rheindahlen
A segment of the wall is in the Joint Headquarters (JHQ) compound just inside the front gate but is obscured by a guard hut from the road.
- Private, Hamm
A segment of the wall can be found at Harringholzstr. 37, Hamm.
- Patch Barracks, Stuttgart (Vaihingen)
A segment of the wall is on Patch Barracks in front of European Command Headquarters.
- Europa-Park, Rust
Two segments of the wall stands near the entrance of the amusementspark Europa-Park in theme area Germany.
A section of two slabs is placed next to the Weimar Atrium shopping Center.
- Goethe Institut, Thessaloniki
The piece of Berlin wall, which is inside the garden of Goethe Institut in Thessaloniki today, was formerly located in a square of the citadel of Lagadas, given as a gift by city of Steglitz-Zehlendorf (the sixth borough of Berlin), within the framework of becoming twin cities in 2012.
Two sections of the Berlin Wall were originally placed on Krisztina Blvd, in the Tabán district of Budapest, Hungary. These were later moved, after someone painted them completely red, to the garden of the Maltese Charity Service in Budapest, where they still stand.
An original section of the Berlin Wall was erected in front of Budapest's House of Terror Museum on Thursday November 11, 2010 in the presence of Hungarian and German politicians. The ceremony marked the 21st anniversary of the fall of the wall that divided the metropolis for 28 years.
A fragment stands at Schengen, Luxembourg, some 100 m from the place where the Schengen Agreement was signed in 1985. The fragment stands in opposition to the Agreement that removed systematic border controls between the participating countries.
- Accorsi Family, Spilamberto, Modena
On Valentine's Day 2008, ten segments of the Berlin Wall were delivered to the town of Spilamberto. The fragments were sent by one of the town's citizens working abroad and are still waiting for a proper place of display in the town. Each segment is 3.6 meters high, 1.2m wide and weighing in at about 3 tons. By displaying the pieces the town of Spilamberto hopes to affirm its self-proclaimed identity as a town of diversity.
A complete section is displayed at the entrance to Roads to Freedom exhibition at the Solidarity Museum, adjacent to a section of the wall Lech Walesa climbed to lead the shipyard workers campaign.
- Fatima Sanctuary
At the entrance of the Sanctuary, on the south side of the Rectory, one may visit a monument of the Berlin Wall, consisting of a concrete segment that was part of it. This segment was offered by means of Virgilio Casimiro Ferreira, a Portuguese emigrant to Germany and is here placed as a grateful memorial of God's intervention for the fall of Communism as promised at Fatima. The segment weighs 2,600 kilos (5,732 lbs.) and measures 3.60 meters (11 ft. 9 in.) high by 1.20 meters (3 ft. in.) wide. The present monument was designed by the architect J. Carlos Loureiro and was inaugurated on the 13th. of August, 1994.
In 1990 the fragment of the wall was presented by Berlin museum “Checkpoint-Charlie” to Russian “Saharov Museum and Public centre”. This fragment is decorated by artists (just like other parts of the wall) and it rises above at the lawn near the Museum building (address: Moscow, Zemljanoj val, 57/6).
Three sections of the Berlin Wall are placed within the "Parque de Berlín" (Berlin Park), in the district of Chamartín in Madrid, Spain; they are located in the center of a fountain/pond, in the north-eastern corner of the park. As stated in an accompanying plaque they are a present from the City of Berlin to the City of Madrid and were inaugurated on November 9, 1990 (first anniversary of the fall).
- Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid
In the "Parque Europa" (Europe's Park) where several European monuments are replicated, there is a true section of the Berlin Wall.
Along the Astrid Lindgren Allé, outside Trelleborg Museum/library.
- Berwick Barracks, Berwick-upon-tweed
A small piece is located in the barracks.
- Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford
A segment of the Berlin Wall stands in the Checkpoint Charlie exhibit at the Royal Air Force museum in Cosford, Shropshire.
- Imperial War Museum, Duxford
A segment of the Berlin Wall stands in the American Air Museum Hangar at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
- Royal Engineers Museum, Kent
Three sections were displayed outside of the museum, in 2011 the sections were moved inside and now take centre stage in the BAOR section.
- Imperial War Museum, London
- National Army Museum, London
Three sections are on display to the side of the museum behind the front railings with an additional, smaller piece inside the museum.
- The German School, London
A section stands near the sports hall.
- Cold War Museum, Shropshire
A major display dealing with the British role in the Four Power control of Berlin is centred upon a dramatised section of the wall.
The piece of Berlin wall, which is inside the Vatican Gardens today, is a gift from the Italian Marco Piccininni to the Vatican in 1994. Mr. Piccininni acquired this piece of wall in an auction of wall segments in Monte Carlo 1990. The wall segments show those part of Sanct-Michaels-church from Berlin as a painting, which were hidden through the wall. The segments were originally part of the wall at Waldemarstreet, located on Waldemarbridge. The illusionary painting ("Mauerdurchblick") on the segments was made 1986 by Yadegar Asisi, initiated by the architect Bernhard Strecker. Hints on these wall segments in Vatican Gardens were also given by Paul Hofmann in 1997.
Eight, 4 meter tall pieces of the wall (measuring ten meters in length) with the logo of the Toronto punk band, Bunchofuckingoofs were put up for auction at Sotheby's in 2007 after an exhibition in Basel, Switzerland and then New York City. Their location at present is unknown. One section is at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania. Another section is in the sculpture garden at Kentuck Knob (Frank LLoyd Wright house) in Pennsylvania.
Cape Town, South Africa
Harmonie German Club, Canberra, Australia
Ein Hod Artists' Village, Israel. At the Dada Museum, village center.
A segment of the Berlin Wall is on permanent display at the Bedok Reservoir Park. The art on it is not graffiti but the work of an artist depicting two different types of rulers.
Seoul, South Korea
Three sections of the wall are displayed along the recently restored Cheonggyecheon (청계천) stream in central Seoul and were presented in conjunction with the restoration project. The sections are adjacent to the Samilgyo (삼일교) bridge across the stream.
A segment of the Berlin Wall was unveiled in the garden of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy in Taipei, Da'an District (大安區) during a special ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009. The segment was donated to Taiwan the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy by the German Oberhavel district.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The highest count of Berlin Wall segments outside Germany can be found at the entrance hall of Editorial Perfil in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Editorial Perfil, one of the largest publishing houses in Argentina, claims parts of the Wall were obtained in exchange for funds to build a school in Germany.
- World Peace Pavilion, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
A piece of the Berlin Wall is on display at the World Peace Pavilion in the Halifax Regional Municipality on the Dartmouth waterfront. It is encased in a display case, along with other items of importance from around the world.
- Falkland St, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
There is a large piece situated on Falkland St across from the Old Lunenburg Foundry
- Truro, Nova Scotia
Six large pieces  of the Berlin Wall are in the possession of the Town of Truro, currently on display at Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill. There are plans to move them to the nearby Diefenbunker museum in Debert in the near future.
- Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, Manitoba
- Ottawa, Ontario
A section of the Berlin Wall is on permanent display in the Canadian War Museum.
- Centre de Commerce mondial de Montréal, Québec
A segment of the Berlin Wall has been given by the city of Berlin to the city of Montréal in 1992 for its 350th birthday. The segment comes from a location near Brandenburg Gate and is now displayed in the Centre de Commerce Mondial.
San José, Costa Rica
A fragment of the Berlin Wall is on display at the Notheast side of the Costa Rica Ministry of External Relations.
Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt, Xochimilco, Mexico
- Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
A chunk of wall with the rebars still in it is in the Student's Union with a new exhibit around it telling the history of the Berlin Wall at Northern Arizona University.
- Eureka Springs, Arkansas
An original ten-foot by ten-foot section of the Berlin Wall was erected next to the Church in the Grove. An East Berliner painted these words from the 23rd Psalm in German on the wall, "Though I walk through the dark valley, I will not fear.” When the wall came down, The Great Passion Play acquired this piece as a tribute to the spirit of all people who risk their lives to believe and practice their Christian faith.
- The Wende Museum, Culver City, California
The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War features a wall segment that stands at the Museum's entrance, which was painted by the French-born, Berlin-based artist Thierry Noir. The exhibition Facing the Wall: Living with the Berlin Wall, currently on display at the Wende Museum explores how the Wall became part of the urban fabric of Berlin, and the place where the realities of political ideology and personal experience came face to face.
The museum's Berlin Wall segment was recently augmented by 10 additional sections, which constitute the longest stretch outside of Berlin. They are currently on display in front of the 5900 Wilshire Boulevard building, painted and installed as part of the Wende's project organized to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
- Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
- The Variety Building, Los Angeles, California
- US Army Defense Language Institute-Foreign Language Center, Monterey, California
- Mountain View, California
Two segments of the wall are displayed outside of the Mountain View Public Library. A plaque memorializes the fall of the wall as "a tribute to American resolve." The piece on the right has a cartoon Elvis painted on it and the one on the left says "Wir Lieben Dich" (We love you).
The segments and plaque were relocated to this location after they were donated to the city by the descendants of a German-born American business man, Frank Golzen.
- Chapman University, Orange, California
- Reagan Ranch Center, Santa Barbara, California
A section of the Berlin Wall greets visitors as they arrive at the Reagan Ranch Center, reminding of Ronald Reagan's role in calling for the Wall to be torn down.
- Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California
- Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace, Yorba Linda, California
A segment of the Berlin Wall is located inside the museum area of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda, California just outside of Los Angeles. The Nixon Library's segment of the wall is similar in size to the segment of the wall displayed at the Reagan Library.
- Mizel Museum, Denver, Colorado
Captain Herbert Light brought a piece of the Berlin Wall to Colorado, where it is paired with a sculpture by Veryl Goodnight called "The Day the Wall Came Down."
- Universal CityWalk, Orlando, Florida
- The Temple House, Miami Beach, Florida
Segments of the wall were put on display 3 December 2013 at The Temple House in Miami Beach as part of "The Heart of Freedom" project - a collaboration between Porsche Design Group, Interview Magazine, and Berlin-based pop artist Thierry Noir for Art Basel.
- National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Georgia
- Fort Gordon, Georgia
Two sections of the Berlin Wall are incorporated in a display that includes a plaque inscribed to "recognize the sacrifices that the United States military made in guaranteeing a free, stable and democratic Europe" in Freedom Park on this US Army installation near Augusta, GA.
- Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia
- Sandpoint, Idaho
- Chicago, Illinois
- Ronald Reagan Peace Garden at Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois
A segment of the Berlin Wall is on display in the Reagan Peace Garden at Eureka College located in Eureka, Illinois. In a May 9, 1982 speech at Eureka College, President Reagan challenged the Soviet Union to a new era of negotiations to reduce nuclear arms—called START.
- Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson, Kansas
A section of the wall is in the Cosmosphere's Hall of Space exhibit at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
- Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas
Three sections were donated to Fort Leavenworth and are displayed in a "falling position" just east of the fort's lake near the Buffalo Soldiers Monument.
- Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, Kansas
- Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky
A section of the Berlin Wall containing graffiti with the words "democracy," "freedom," and the phrase "Tear the wall down" written on it can be found at the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor in Fort Knox, Kentucky as a permanent exhibit.
- Long Wharf, Portland, Maine
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
A section of the Wall was donated in 1989 by the German government and brought to the John F. Kennedy Library located in Boston, Massachusetts with the help of Jean Kennedy Smith, the President's sister.
- Cambridge, Massachusetts
A segment of the wall is located outside the main entrance to Hult International Business School, which is located at One Education Street.
- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
A section of the Wall stands in the lobby of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, between the museum entrance and the gift shop. While there is no question of the authenticity of the wall segment, the graffiti on it seems to differ slightly from that seen in a photograph of the segment in situ, indicating that the graffiti may have been reproduced.
- US Army Engineer Museum, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
- Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri
A small segment of the Wall can be seen at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Westminster College is known for drawing important world leaders, from Winston Churchill (he gave his famous Iron Curtain speech at Westminster College), to Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Margaret Thatcher, among others. The piece of the Wall became part of the Winston Churchill Memorial Library.
One year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, artist Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, proposed the idea of placing a piece of the Wall at the Westminster College campus. With the support of Westminster College, Sandys and her husband, Richard Kaplan, met with officials in East Berlin in February 1990. Upon arrival in Berlin, the couple realized their plans to secure large sections of the wall would be costly, as 4-foot (1.2 m)-wide sections were selling at a cost of $60,000 to $200,000. This obstacle, however, was solved when officials, impressed by the idea of a Berlin Wall monument being erected near the site of Churchill's 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech, allowed Sandys to choose eight sections as a gift to the College. Sandys chose her sections from an area near the Brandenburg Gate, frequented by artists, because of the dramatic color of the graffiti. The repeated use of the word "unwahr," within the sections, which in German means "untrue", also appealed to her.
On November 9, 1990, after a nine-month effort, the "Breakthrough" sculpture stood appropriately in the foreground of the College's Winston Churchill Memorial and Library. Joined by former President Ronald Reagan, then Governor John Ashcroft and German Minister Plenipotentiary Fritjof von Nordenskjoeld, Sandys introduced her sculpture to the assembled crowd. Forty-four years after her grandfather warned of an "iron curtain," the wide open doors of "Breakthrough" provided a concrete image of the newly realized freedom in Eastern Europe.
- National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Main Street Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York
- New York City, New York
At least four segments of the wall are located in New York City. One can be found between Gateway Plaza and the North Cove marina in the World Financial Center near the World Trade Center site. A second segment can be found in the gardens at the United Nations headquarters, among the sculptures. A third segment exists on 53rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues. A fourth segment can be found at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in Times Square. Thierry Noir and Kiddy Citny are the two painters of those five pieces of the Berlin Wall, painted in September 1985 along the Waldemarstrasse in Berlin Kreuzberg. The segment of the Berlin Wall shown at the right was originally located at Waldemarstrasse in Berlin. This graffiti among others along Waldemarstreet were well documented in 1985 through ten poster photos made by photographers Liselotte and Armin Orgel-Köhne.
- Bausch & Lomb Building, Rochester, New York
Every Wall Falls Eventually is the name of a piece of the Berlin Wall on display in the food court area of the Bausch and Lomb Headquarters. It was installed there in 1995.
- Armory Square, Syracuse, New York
A section of the wall stands behind the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology in Armory Square.
- Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina
Capital University, Bexley, Ohio Capital University's Blackmore Library once housed the largest sections of the Berlin Wall in the United States. When Blackmore Library was renovated, this section was moved outside and sprayed with a protective layer to preserve the concrete and keep it from eroding.
- Freedom Center Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
A section of the Berlin Wall is on display outside of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. This section is said to be a gift from the city of Berlin, Germany and depicts in red paint what appears to be half of a woman's face.
- Vereinigung Erzgebirge, Warminster, Pennsylvania
A section of the wall was installed by Warminster's local German-American club in 1991. It is the first segment that was sent to America after the fall of the wall and was presented in the 1990 Steuben parade in Philadelphia.
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
Two segments of the Berlin Wall are located on the front lawn of a German business, Menzel Inc. They are easily seen from Business Interstate 85, the interstate passing directly in front of the German-owned business.
- Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
A small section of the wall is contained in the "Honoring Native American Veterans" exhibit in one of Mt. Rushmore's visitor centers.
- Downtown, Rapid City, South Dakota
A section of the Berlin Wall is located near the downtown area of Rapid City, South Dakota.
- George H. W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, College Station, Texas
A section of the Wall is on display inside the George Bush Presidential Library located in College Station, Texas, as well as outside the museum as part of a sculpture entitled "The Day the Wall Came Down," by Veryl Goodnight, which depicts five horses running through rubble of the wall.
- Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas
- James Baker Institute, Houston, Texas
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
A segment of the wall is on display outside of Alderman Library at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The University of Virginia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was founded by Thomas Jefferson.
- Virginia War Museum, Newport News, Virginia
- Microsoft, Redmond, Washington
- Seattle, Washington
A piece of the wall rests in the Center House at Seattle Center. A section of the wall is also on display in the Sculpture Garden at History House of Greater Seattle, a museum located in the Fremont neighborhood.
- Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington D.C.
A segment of the wall was given to the university from the Senate of Berlin in 1997. It was given to the Nitze School and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. It stands in tribute to the success of the German-American partnership and as a symbol of the peaceful end of the Cold War. It is on display outside of the building entrance just south of Dupont Circle on Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
- Newseum, Washington D.C.
The largest section of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany, previously on display at Freedom Park in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., is now located at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The exhibit includes eight sections of the wall and an East German guard tower from Checkpoint Charlie.
- Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
A segment of the Berlin Wall is located in the main lobby of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., in Washington, D.C.
- Atlanta International School, Atlanta, Georgia
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- JFK School, Preparing the wall segments
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- Portugal Online
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- Tagesspiegel (Berlin), No. 15.195 from 28.02.1995, p. 9: "Ein Mauerstueck fuer den Papst. Bemaltes Bauwerk in den Vatikanischen Gaerten aufgestellt."
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- Bunchofuckingoofs on the Berlin Wall
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- Berlin Wall at St George’s Mall
- 12 Sep 2010
- ein-hod articles
- A part of Berlin Wall on display at Bedok Reservoir Park
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- Nuestros muros - Perfil.com
- Alva Robinson (2012). "World Peace Pavilion". Halifax Regional Municipality. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012.
- Wende Museum
- Berlin Wall sections find new home in Mountain View in front of library
- Chapman University
- File:Fort Gordon's Berlin Wall Display.JPG
- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
- Picture of Berlin Wall segment in museum lobby with Lech Walesa
- VAMC Building Features | Grand Rapids Public Museum
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- UN press release
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