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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
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"friedrichstrasse station"
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"border crossing"
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"east berlin"
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"cold war"
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"small museum"
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"west berliners"
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"berlin wall"
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"free museum"
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"divided city"
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"border control"
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"personal stories"
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"first hand accounts"
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"audio guide"
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"original building"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A small exhibition in a small space, but very powerful and hard hitting. One forgets the real trauma that the sudden imposition of the East /West wall had on people in this glorious city of Berlin. Impactful. Free and worth a visit.

Thank Tracey L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Occupying the space of the old East Berlin train crossing point to the west, the museum is rich and moving testament to the difficulties of separation and enclosure felt by E. Germans. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting insight into the nature of crossing the Berlin Wall during the era of the Berlin Wall. Small museum, took about 30 minutes to walk through.

Thank Jeremy S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was closed on Monday as are most museums. Free admission and should be on a list of must visit museums. This building was a former clearinghouse and was meant to look bright and friendly with all the windows but inside the atmosphere was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This free museum details the stories of Berliners travelling across the divide during the Cold War. Very interesting, esp. the preserved passport check station.

1  Thank dxmyekat
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide on our walking tour recommended this place. Gives a great insight into life in the DDR after the wall went up. Good informative displays and they even have a trabant you can drive !! Not a huge place and it can get very...More

Thank laidback0802
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The palace of tears gave a great sense of life in Germany during the era of the Berlin Wall. It told stories of individuals as well as giving a timeline of the politics. Took around an hour.

1  Thank Renee H
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

There are always tour groups but they only spend 10 minutes so if it is crowded wait and they will be gone. They have exhibits relating to West Germans visiting east Berlin. Not very big but okay. Spend 1/2 hour

3  Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Some of the cold war memories live on in East Germany. On the Eastern side of the wall you will be lucky to find this museum, because like most South Africans I like free tours and this one can be ticked as a free tour.

Thank tsareviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Unfortunately a generation after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and already most young people have no idea of what life in Berlin during the Cold War was like (or even what the Cold War was). Moving personalized accounts of those who fled the east...More

Thank Kevin G
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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights
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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.
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laa00011
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
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JaylynLim
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
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