Part of symbolic Berlin Wall making its way to PHL

“The piece of the Berlin Wall is expected to make its way to the Philippines in early 2015,” Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Berlin city government has made a deed of donation for the 3.65 meters tall and 1.2 meters wide piece of the symbolic Berlin Wall. Berlin Senate said it is happy “that part of the Berlin Wall would stand in Manila as a monument to remember that it was possible to successfully overcome and reunify divisions in Berlin and Europe.”

The wall separated the communist-ruled German Democratic Republic of East Germany and West Germany for nearly three decades. Its fall in 1989 marked the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe and ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Manila will receive the section, called “Mauerteil” – the 22nd in a series of 40 sections that were formerly located at Potsdamer Platz – now a prime bustling commercial and entertainment district in Berlin, Philippine government-run news agency said.