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Palace of Tears, Berlin

#9 of 189 in Museums in Berlin
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • This museum is free and is next to Friedrichstrasse station, at one of the points where East and West Berlin met. It features tales of the people who had to live through the division of the city...  more »
  • Fascinating museum - really well presented exhibits which portrayed what life was like in Berlin before and after the Wall  more »
  • 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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