Berlin Sculpture, in the background the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, Tauentzienstrasse, Berlin, Germany, Europe Berlin is the name of a sculpture on the Tauentzienstraße in western Berlin, the capital of Germany. First conceived in 1985 and unveiled by the husband-and-wife sculpting team of Brigitte Matschinsky-Denninghoff and Martin Matschinsky in 1987, the sculpture's principal motif, a "broken chain", was meant to symbolize the severed connections between West and East Berlin due to the construction of the Berlin Wall. Even though the Wall has since been dismantled, the sculpture was bought by the city from Mrs. Matschinsky-Denninghoff to commemorate the unfortunate chapter in German history.