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Palace of Tears

Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 467777911
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Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 467777911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace of Tears was the entrance to East Berlin by underground in the years of the Wall. Its now a building where you can look at a lot of pictures from that time. For me it was a little to much, as I was...More

Thank berendino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place that all Germans should visit but it’s intetesting for everyone since it’s a part of the history. It’s unbelievable that a city suddenly can be divided in to and to find that some of your relatives are on the wrong side...More

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibition, so much information, nice layout. Fascinating history. Free like most of Berlin’s best attractions.

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free museum next to an important station (Friedrichstrasse), it holds good explanatory material on how life was under occupation, what it meant to cross the border and how it collapsed. Very accessible for families with teens.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the main crossing point between the East & the West, Friedrichstrasse captured the emotions of the people trapped into a divided country. Objects tell the story of hope and despair, joy and sadness, cold war and glastnost. In the visa booth you will experience...More

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So interesting to read and hear about how the people on both sides of the wall travelled across and the problems families suffered.

Thank heavycasesfor2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to refer to this fine museum located at the infamous Palace of Tears- the former crossing point between West and East Berlin at the Friedrichstrasse railway station. This is a fine well-run establishment which documents extremely well using photos, films, documents, uniforms...More

Thank tomduggan64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting displays of what divided Berlin was like. Hard to imagine living in such a city, not the easiest museum to visit.

Thank nrlDetroit_Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great, informative and interactive museum which brings to life some of the divisions between East and West Germany, and what it was like to cross the border. A good mix of information boards and visual objects. Conveniently located and free to visit!

Thank Cambridge94
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small, informative and free of charge Conveniently located right next to the Freidrichstrasse station (one stop from Hautbahnhof), Palace of Tears was actually the station where West and East Germans used for crossing the border. The museum is not big but showcases stories and collectibles...More

Thank Doug S
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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Khairul R
2 January 2017|
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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.
22 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