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Palace of Tears, Berlin

4.6
#9 of 191 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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4.5
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  • Berlin has many terrific attractions which are totally free, and this is one of them. This small museum isn't that famous as Checkpoint Charlie, which meanwhile became a real tourist spot, too...  more »
  • A very interesting museum in the building where families would take leave of their loved ones leaving for the West. Comprehensive, with many original artefacts. Friendly staff.  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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