Berlin Wall Mountain View

Sections Of Berlin Wall FInd New Home In Mountain View, CA on Nov. 14

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Berlin Wall Mountain View

Just over a year ago it was announced that two sections of the Berlin Wall would be making their way to Mountain View, California, and on now on Nov. 14 a dedication ceremony will be taking place at the new home for these historic artifacts, the Mountain View Public Library.

Frank Golzen, a German-born businessman that immigrated to the Mountain View area, left these two 12-foot-tall sections of the Berlin Wall to his family after passing away five years ago.  The pieces were originally bought by Golzen six months after the wall had fallen, and his family found it fitting to donate the concrete structures to the city he contributed so much to, both through his personal actions and his local businesses.

The city of Mountain View decided to make a permanent public display for the remnants at the Mountain View Public Library located at 585 Franklin Street.  To dedicate the display, a special ceremony is being held on Nov. 14 at 3pm with the Golzen family and Peter Rothen, Germany‘s Consul General in San Francisco, giving remarks.

Music by the German International School of Silicon Valley will accompany the dedication and a reception inside the library will follow.


Sources:, CaliforniaGermans
Photo: melfoody [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
Stephen Fuchs on sabtwitterStephen Fuchs on sablinkedinStephen Fuchs on sabemail