This little museum is well worth a visit. I found the newsreel footage reported from both East and West very interesting. The suitcases of escapees were quite poignant.
This seemed to be full of honest accounts of the separation and divide caused by segregating East and West Berlin. Some of these accounts brought tears to my eyes. It is hard to find but is very close to the station (once connected by a tunnel) Allow 1-2 hours and it was absolutely free
This museum exemplify vividly the way that the wall had cut in the living flesh of one nation. The museum located next to friedrichstraße bahnhof which is not only very central but the true place where people had travelled from west to east so one can truly see the difference and try to imagine how different life was not so... More
This is mostly German language site. That said, I found the visit informative and interesting. Seeing that actual structure that was the main link between East and West was worth the visit. It is right next to the Fredirchstrasse train station in Berlin Mitte. It is not well marked so you may have to ask where it is.
Frankly we were not expecting what we saw here when we finally located it. The GPS navigator kept on showing that “Our destination was to our right” and we had arrived, but we could not believe that the small shed that looked liked something under construction could house one of the top attractions in Berlin. At least three times we... More
Nice small museum that really projects the struggles of the people split between East & West Berlin and what they went through trying to see relatives on the other side. We were lucky to have an excellent tour guide who explained the problems faced by the people trying to move from one side to the other. It really showed how... More
This place was brilliant - once we eventually found it! There was only one signpost for 'Tranenpalast', and our guidebook referred to it instead as 'Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse'. What you're actually looking for is a small exhibition behind the train station at Friedrichstrasse, housed in a modern glass building. Signs on the outside say something like 'Border Experiences'. It's free to... More
Being a lot of times in Berlin I was the first time at Tränenpalast after the wall vanished. The museum tells the story of the turntable between east and west. It shows short videos of eyewitnesses of the cold war times A very interesting museum, with little demands of time.
I found this location on a Monday and returned later in the week as it was closed on Monday. The building itself sticks out a bit, and is an interesting piece of history, as well as the exhibit inside. The facility was quite busy the day I visited, and the exhibits are moving and tell personal stories about the divisions... More
Super informative and free! I love this little exhibition. At first it was a little hard to find, despite knowing that it is super close to Friedrichstrasse Bahnhof - the signs on the building does not say Tranenpalast. If you're confused - in front of Admiralspalast there is a glass building with some shops in it, and this exhibition is... More
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