Bonn – Haus der Geschichte (9/11 Girder from World Trade Center)

This is one of the girders from the collapsed World Trade Center which was destroyed during the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey made available 2,200 of these pieces of steel to be used in museums and public buildings around the world. I’m not sure that a list exists of where they currently all are, but I must have seen tens of them over the years.

Eleven Germans were killed during the attack and this is the museum’s memorial to them.