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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 3 days ago

This 'museum' gets around it's poor setup to emphasize the devastating nature of this train station. They could have told the story much better but it was still worth the visit. Don't forget the euro for a bag locker

Thank raftman10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t imagine how claustrophobic it was to live in East Berlin at this time but this museum gives some insight

Thank Ciarrai2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating insight into the transit point for east Berliners to get across to West Berlin before the wall came down. Harrowing and soul destroying experiences in a daily basis. FOC Museum with plenty of narrative, displays and video. Well worth a visit.

Thank Manclaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum next to the train station on the site where east and west met. Sad to think how people were separated and how it still happens today in several countries worldwide. The museum itself is a collection of photographs and old memorabilia from peoples...More

Thank AymanN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see for anyone who cares about the world. It's not the biggest place, but that doesn't matter. the exhibition is both rich and concise, and offers a look into the reality of what people had to put up with during 40 years of DDR...More

Thank sandy c
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 November 2017 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 3 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 2 November 2017 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 November 2017

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
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