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Palace of Tears

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Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Head S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very good place to visit, coming to berlin you need to visit and feel the emotion and history of the place but beware it can become overwhelming. Halfway round i had enough, but im glad i went.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank sydneyshopgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well planned, lots of interesting content organised in a sensible way, clear and explanatory in descriptions. Admission free of charge. I definitely liked it more than DDR Museum.

Thank Ewa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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

Thank 133Bolonka
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ali K
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is the former checkpoint where visitors from West Berlin had to say goodbye to their friends and relatives as they left East Berlin.I am really glad I saw this exhibition, it is very moving...

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

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

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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
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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.
21 December 2015|
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Response from Pierre B | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so but better check on their web site
2 July 2015|
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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