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Palace of Tears, Berlin

4.6
#9 of 193 in Museums in Berlin
Discover the divided history of East and West Berlin at Palace of Tears, adjacent to the Friedrichstrasse station. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, from 1962 to 1989, the building served as the border crossing from German Democratic Republic to West Berlin. Now, you'll be able to see the permanent exhibit of original videos, interviews, and photographs that tell the emotional story of the separated nation. Return to the museum whenever you like, as it is open to the public free of charge. To visit Palace of Tears and get the most from your holiday in Berlin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Berlin trip planner .
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  • Nowhere was the demarcation of the two halves of Berlin felt as intensely as here in The Palace of Tears, the former checkpoint for people who wanted to go to Berlin (East) – or back. This could have been brought to life more vividly. Still, a must for everyone.
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  • we visited this place, while on a group walking tour. it's very interesting, sad stories, but one of many places in Berlin that you should visit to learn all about peoples stories.  more »
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  • It takes around two hours to see and listen to every bit of it. Very well organized, not too dense, and very interesting. Highly recommend to visit it
  • Very poignant! Really interesting and worth visiting!
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