Memorial stone commemorating the fall of the Wall in 1989

Every year on November 9, people from Berlin gather at the Bösebrücke in the evening to recall the events of 1989. The memorial stone commemorating the fall of the Wall was put up on the first anniversary of the events.

The stone is located northeast of the bridge on the grounds of the former checkpoint and was made of a section of the original Wall. The inscription reads: “On the night of 9 November 1989, the Wall opened for the first time since August 1961 at the Bornholmer Strasse bridge. The people of Berlin were reunited. Willy Brandt: ‘Berlin will live, and the Wall will fall.’”

A plaque on the western support of the Bösebrücke is inscribed “Bösebrücke 1961-1989 GDR border crossing / was the first of the checkpoints along the inner-German border to raise its barriers.”