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All reviews friedrichstrasse station border crossing east berlin cold war small museum west berliners berlin wall divided city free museum border control personal stories first hand accounts audio guide original building both sides worth a visit excellent museum
When you would like to know more about Berliner Mauer. You can spend time here. It is small but you can find good amount of information :). Maybe for youngster, it is boring. I saw many youngster felt as sleep.
The exhibits were very informative and it felt chilling that such a seemingly modern and open, well lit hall could once have been the place of such persecution. Very easy to access from Friedrichstrasse Station.
There’s a lot to learn about this place. It’s worth taking the time to read all of the information. If you just walk in and wander round in 10 minutes, you’ll miss the thing that makes this venue so fascinating.
Here before unification visitors from the West had to go through passport control to leave communist East Germany, the relatives living in East Berlin had to stay and shed tears so this building next to the station got its name already under the eyes of...More
another musr visit place in Berlin. This will bring bring home the real cost of the separation of East and West Berlin. Just a small place but with a real message. You can sit in the building and imagine families from both sides of the...More
I've been to a few DDR museums but this one was probably the most moving of them. The significance of the building itself and the heartbreaking story of the visits and the tears, the madness of it all, is definitely something that'll stay with you...More
Building is rather old and next to Friedrichstraße station that used to be the station where the East German departed to West Germany when their ruler allowed them. At that time, people from the east who wanted to travel to the west needed to get...More
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
Response from Paul_in_Australia | Reviewed this property |
Yes; definitely worth a visit especially if you crossed the border at Friedrichstrasse station in the time of the cold war and the Berlin wall.
Very convenient to public transport and food and refreshment.
Response from VictorianDavid | Reviewed this property |
For whatever another opinion is worth, yes an hour should be pretty safe, but it really does depend on how you wish to approach the museum, too. If you go without an audio guide and just want to get a feel for the place... More
For whatever another opinion is worth, yes an hour should be pretty safe, but it really does depend on how you wish to approach the museum, too. If you go without an audio guide and just want to get a feel for the place, you can see the core elements in about 30 minutes. Or you can really immerse yourself, too, and take quite a bit of time. Consider making a day of this site and the DDR Museum near Museum Island, but probably do Tranenpalast first, then go interact with the elements at the DDR Museum.