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Piece of Berlin Wall In Iceland

A bit of the Berlin Wall was gifted to the Icelandic capital to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification. 

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A 4-ton section of the iconic Berlin Wall was erected in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik in 2015.

It was gifted from the New West Berlin art gallery in Germany to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification. The location is significant in that in 1986 a historic meeting between Ronald Regan and Michael Gorbachev took place in the Hofdi House, which is in the same small park as the wall section. This meeting is said to have lead to the end of the Cold War and ultimately to the possibility of Germany’s reunification.

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In the small park that surrounds the Hofdi house. This building can be best found by walking between the old harbour and the new harbour along the sea front. It is about halfway between the two. Alternatively it is one of the stops for the hop on hop off tourist bus route.

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