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Palace of Tears

Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
030 - 46 77 77 9-11
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Ranked #7 of 418 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Activities: Nightlife
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We eventually found this by asking a friendly bus driver near to where tripadvisor had suggested this excellent museum was - a few miles down the road near ALEXANDERPLATZ?! It is in fact right outside friedrichstrasse train station in a surprisingly modern looking building. Exhibition was very harrowing and very informative. Its crazy what went on then and the propoganda... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

As happens to various important historical landmarks in Germany, free entrance to try to experience what was one of the most painful parts of the country's division. Friedrichstrasse Station was the connection between the two Berlins and where families and friends had to say goodbye or were happy to meet again after long. Palace of Tears (Tränen Palast) is the... More

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Largs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Found this by accident and for those interested in the Nazi years this is a must see. Follows the rise of the SS in pictures (not all pleasant).

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I liked this museum but didn't love it. While certainly there was a lot of sadness when East and West was divided, WW2 brought even more destruction and sorrow to the world. Given a choice with limited time, this museum isn't as good or important as other ones in Berlin. There are also other museums on the cold war era... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The museu mis good, very well presentes but the impressionist you can see 12 paimts of 4 french impressionists. Not a french, or an Englosh or an American museum with several room of impressionist.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nicely laid out museum. Personal stories/videos were very interesting and a nice addition. Made me feel quite emotional and helped to convey how the wall really divided families and friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

small but full of history, a small museum that you can see everything un 1,5 hours. History about the cold war, when the city was divided.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The place is called Palace of Tears because this is where visitors to East Germany had to head to get back to the Western part of the city before midnight. East German friends and family had to stay outside, thus many tears were shed. Today there is a free exhibit with news reels and interesting exhibits about this time of... More

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Hamburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Palace Of Tears represents an important part of the formerly divided city of Berlin. This was the place where visitors from the West had to say goodbye to the people of the East. Only West-Berliners (and West-Germans) have been allowed to travel from Friedrichstraße to the Western part of town. The exhibition at Palace Of Tears tells about the... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited the Palace of Tears, a very small but highly informative museum near the Friedrichstrasse Train Station that used to be the transition point for West Berlin families to visit relatives in East Berlin. A scale model of the setup is at the back of the museum so one can see how efficiently people were herded through (though about 200... More

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