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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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Reviewed 5 days 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.

Thank Renee H
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

As kids growing up in then divided Berlin and having U.S. passports thanks to our American mother, periodically we would visit East Berlin. Sometimes we visited the Komische Oper to see a performance in which a family friend would sing tenor, at other times we...More

1  Thank Baron W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic free museum, which focuses on the history of the Berlin Wall & the divide between east & West Berlin. Lots of tours come through here so it may be busy. The also have free bag check & toilets! Right next to Friedrichstraße station which...More

1  Thank Courtz4444
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see and do here, with free admission its a crime not to visit. Film, photos, audio stories, artifacts and all in the original setting. Well presented and maintained.

Thank Size12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s conveniently located near one of Berlin’s biggest station but is also within easy walking distance of some of the biggest attractions such as Brandenburg Gate or Parliament Building. It’s only small but you can easily spend more than one hour there as there’s quite...More

Thank Nick S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an actual well preserved station next to the current one so it’s interesting to step back in time. It’s right across the street from the Friedrichstrasse station and appears largely unchanged from the original based on the photos shown. You get to see...More

Thank Laurie L
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We came here as part of a city tour and found the experience to be well worth while. Our guide has a great relationship with the staff and gave us ample time to visit this small but succinct museum.

2  Thank Rob S
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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
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
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