Celebration and Inauguration Celebration: 30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall installed at Goethe-Institut in Sydney © Goethe-Institut

Sat, 23.11.2019

Goethe-Institut Sydney

90 Ocean Street
2025 Woollahra (Sydney)

Celebration and Inauguration of an Original Piece of the Berlin Wall

In November 2019, the Goethe-Institut in Sydney celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate this important moment in German history, an original piece of the Berlin Wall will be set up for permanent public display in the small park directly in front of the institute in Woollahra.

The concrete structure stands almost four metres tall, weighs more than two tonnes and still displays original graffiti with the words: ‘Jeder hat Kraft’ - ‘Everyone is powerful’.

The Goethe-Institut and Woollahra Council will jointly inaugurate the piece of the Wall with kind support from international freight company Henning Harders.

  • 3:00pm Doors open
  • 3:30pm Official inauguration by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of NSW, the Mayor of Woollahra, Councillor Susan Wynne, the German Consul General, Peter Silberberg and the Director of the Goethe-Institut, Sonja Griegoschewski
  • 4:30pm Panel discussion: Remembering November 1989; eyewitnesses share their personal stories
Exhibition: In our foyer we will show Borderlines by Enzo Amato, an Italian-born, Sydney-based photographer who lived in Berlin in 1989 and captured the atmosphere around the fall of the Berlin Wall in artistic and creative ways.

Free entry with Eventbrite registration.