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Palace of Tears

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Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 467777911
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All reviews friedrichstrasse station border crossing east berlin cold war small museum west berliners free museum berlin wall divided city border control personal stories first hand accounts audio guide original building both sides worth a visit excellent museum
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I cannot explain how great this place was! The staff were soo lovely and helpful, the collection is vast and it was free! I went to the ddr gallery, thinking it would give me an insight into german history, but honestly, this place was so...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can go to this place and leave after half an hour or you can spend 1-2 hours. It takes you to the very personal journeys of individuals and listening to the horror that some of those people and their families suffered. Plenty of photos...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember well before the fall of the wall this was the place to enter from the West of Berlin to the East withe all its time consuming and fairly long procedure of entering the East. Also the place where people from the East to to...More

Thank lotharjuern
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here at the end of a Third Reich Berlin walking tour and it gave the previous tour a lot of context.

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was passing by and went in cause it’s free. Has some interesting material but overall average and small.

Thank rubyk826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the creative way the musem used the contrast between the halves of Germany to show the growing apart and why it is still difficult to grow back together. My favorite part was the newsreels with the same event from the...More

Thank Konsulentin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A thought provoking place to visit to gain a good understanding of the separation Berliners encountered during the time of the division. Well worth a visit.

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with loads to read and look at. The newsreels from the time were very interesting too, showing how the news was portrayed differently in the East and West. Free museum and we spent about an hour here.

Thank KW721
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place in Berlin steeped in history, the stories that happened here are harrowing. The guided tour is a must, the information gained from this is much more than simply looking around. I felt like i found out so much from this tour...More

Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Is a rare treat. A free museum. Full of history and with lots of displays. Listen to real peoples account of fleeing from East to West Berlin/Germany. You can easily spend an hour.

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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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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
3 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