Do you know that most citizens in Sofia don’t know about the existence of a real piece of the Berlin Wall in our city? It is situated right in the center, in the park of the National Palace of Culture, also known as NDK in Bulgarian.
After the end of World War II, the concrete barrier of the Berlin Wall not only divided Berlin and Germany but also physically and ideologically separated the East from the West. It served as a symbol of division, and its demolition began in 1989.
Pieces of the Berlin Wall can be found all around the world, and you can even locate some on eBay. The piece in Sofia was donated by citizens of Berlin in 2006 as a symbol of peace and unity.
To find it within the park, face the main entrance of NDK, then turn left and head toward Fritjof Nansen Street (and Vassil Levski Boulevard). Right before the end of the park where you cross the street, look to your left, and you’ll find the monument!
Keep in mind that it is often a target of vandalism, and it is not uncommon to see new graffiti on it from time to time.