After 18 months of construction, the Nelson Mandela Square, a park in the southern German city of Nuremberg, was officially opened today.
The park was planted with 70 new trees, and has a spacious lawn, bicycle paths, parking lots and Nuremberg’s first bicycle parking garage.
The mayor Marcus König and the South African consul general, Roleta Lebelo, officiated at the opening together with other stakeholders, including representatives from Public Space Service Nuremberg; Government & the Transport Company Board.
“This is a great landmark established in honour of the late former South African President, Mr Nelson Mandela. The strong historical, political & economic links between Germany and SA have since 1994 developed well, resulting in a strong strategic partnership,” the department of international relations said in a statement.