Hameln, NI

Berlin Wall in Hameln

Location: Berliner Platz

1 segment from Potsdamer Platz

 

A piece of Wall, a piece of hope – by this motto the citizens of Hamelin donated about 18,000 DM to purchase a Wall segment in autumn 1990. It were the council members Karla Lange Hein and Gerhard Paschwitz, who initiated this project, supported by the city of Hameln and a local newspaper. It should give the Hamelin’s citizens an idea of the size of the Wall.

On November 1st, 1990, the segment was picked up in Berlin by Gerd Buse, head of Hamelin parks and gardens department. The seller was Le Lé Berlin Wall, which was responsible for the marketing of Wall segments beside LIMEX.

The segment from Potsdamer Platz was set up, appropriately, on the Berliner Platz in Hameln, right at the B1, which runs from the Ruhrgebiet via Hameln up to Berlin.

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Photo above and background:
© Frank Lücke, Hameln Marketing und Tourismus

2 thoughts on “Hameln, NI

  1. Hi,

    This doesn’t have any reference to the British Army from 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment who erected the section of Wall to show solidarity with the people of Hameln on this momentous of occasions – I was the youngest soldier there at the time and was hoisted on top of the wall at the opening ceremony-if someone has a link to the press photos I would be eternally grateful

    • Thank you for this information. We didn’t know this detail. This didn’t come up by our research. A valuable hint, now it’s public. If we get aware of photos, we’ll let you know.

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