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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

A well designed experience that can make you "time-travel". Very interesting objects for your appreciation. Displays the guidelines border control agents followed concerning facial recognition in passport photos.

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This small museum is inside an original checkpoint building near Friedrichstrasse station. It gives a great overview of how checkpoints worked as well as personal accounts of what is was like for families to be separated and then lengths they would go to to try...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like I just wrote about "Topography of Tears" this place should be prioritized as you plan your trip...which requires research because there are so many museums that overlap -- Nazis, WW2, the Wall, East/West years. Also, like ToT, it's free! Is not as big as...More

1  Thank nagled
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a long time at this museum. It is helpful to get the audio recording to really understand the various and well-done displays. To truly get a sense of what it was like to try to visit loved ones via (or to leave them...More

2  Thank alliswell252
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting real stories and memorials from people controlled under the East side. Very informative, I didn't know much about the wall before coming here. Suitable for disabled and children too. Info in German and English.

Thank Cat P
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we had decided to concentrate on 20th Century history on our first visit to Berlin (you can't do it all in 4 days!!), and didn't have the opportunity to visit the DDR museum, this small but comprehensive exhibition gives a real flavour of what...More

Thank JJ-Whippet53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, located in the building in which West Germans could meet with East German relatives, sheds fascinating light on the history of the Wall and what it meant to German families divided by the Cold War and its effects on Germany. The focus is...More

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, this was a great little place and really worth a visit! We stayed right near here and weren't sure if we were going to go in, but decided it was worth a try as it was free. We were so glad we went! It...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly it is free so worth a visit. Small exhibition and is right behind the station but not overly easy to find it. You do need to put your bag in a locker which costs a euro that you get back. Lots of information and...More

Thank Taz68Harrow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really interesting display about the Cold War, and the impact on people's lives. There are quite a lot of stories about how it affected individual people, which really brings it to life. There are a few recordings of people talking about their...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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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