Amberg, BY


Location: Leopold Barracks

2 segments

In autumn 1990, the command of the demolition of the inner-German border fortifications changed from National People’s Army to the Bundeswehr. As a result Wall memorials were erected at numerous military bases in Germany. So in Amberg.

General Wittenberg, a former commander of the Panzerbrigade 12, was tasked with the dissolving of former troops and material stocks of the National People’s Army (NVA) at Weissenfels. On his initiative a few remains of the Berlin Wall were moved to Bavaria and set up at the Leopold Barracks and the nearby Schweppermann Barracks to preserve a piece of German history. (Source: Kommando Streitkräftebasis)

In autumn 2017 as part of the upcoming closure of the Leopold Barracks, the Wall segments were handed over to the Multinational Joint Headquarters in the Wilhelmsburg Barracks.

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© Bundeswehr/Bumüller

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