…in the world

Wischhafen, NI

Location: company site1 segment The company premises of Karl Meyer Rohstoffverwertung were originally located in Köpeniker Straße in Berlin Kreuzberg, a stone’s throw from the Spree and the border to East Berlin. By now, however, the wholly owned subsidiary of Karl Meyer AG has moved. Immediately after the fall of the Wall, the then owner […]

Sopron, H

Location: Pan-European Picnic Memorial Park1 segment Near the Hungarian town of Sopron, located on the Austrian-Hungarian border, history was made on 19 August 1989: Under the agreement of both countries, a border crossing on the old Pressburger Landstrasse between St. Margarethen in Burgenland and Sopronköhida (Steinambrückl) in Hungary was supposed to be symbolically opened for […]

Elsenfeld, BY

Location: Dammsfeldstraße between Untermainhalle and schools1 segment On October 3, 1991, the first anniversary of German reunification, a segment of the Berlin Wall was set up in Elsenfeld on the initiative of Ivo Trützler, then chairman of the district council. The inscription on an attached plaque reads: Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit – Landkreis Miltenberg […]

Kemmel, B

Location: Commando bunker1 segment The command bunker of Kemmel was built in the early 1950s as a command centre for the air defences of five countries (Belgium, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). However, due to the implementation of an integrated air defence system by the NATO, the structure was never used for its […]

Aachen, NW

Location: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe2 segments Shortly after the opening of the Berlin Wall, thousands of GDR citizens took the opportunity to leave the country. Refugee camps were set up in western Germany, where they were cared for by numerous aid services. In the following months, as West German states helped the new states rebuild their administrations, Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe […]