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Palace of Tears, Berlin

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#9 of 188 in Museums in Berlin
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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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  • Another free historical museum that brings the time period alive. Only the Germans could make a passport control station engaging. An excellent audio guide explains the whole process, but it is... 
    Another free historical museum that brings the time period alive. Only the Germans could make a passport control station engaging. An excellent audio guide explains the whole process, but it is...  more »
  • This could have been better. The documentation centre is excellent with regards to the overall information presented. But they should have preserved the original setup. Now there are tons of... 
    This could have been better. The documentation centre is excellent with regards to the overall information presented. But they should have preserved the original setup. Now there are tons of...  more »
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  • Compact museum, right in the center of a number of attractions. Some material overlaps with other memorials, but worth seeing again from a slightly different perspective. Didn't need reservations. At times things were too crowded for my comfort.
  • Best Museum I’ve been to. Fascinating history with lots of information, videos, walking through the passport control, English audio

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