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All reviews friedrichstrasse station border crossing east berlin cold war small museum west berliners free museum berlin wall divided city border control personal stories first hand accounts audio guide original building both sides worth a visit excellent museum
I cannot explain how great this place was! The staff were soo lovely and helpful, the collection is vast and it was free! I went to the ddr gallery, thinking it would give me an insight into german history, but honestly, this place was so...More
You can go to this place and leave after half an hour or you can spend 1-2 hours. It takes you to the very personal journeys of individuals and listening to the horror that some of those people and their families suffered.
Plenty of photos...More
Remember well before the fall of the wall this was the place to enter from the West of Berlin to the East withe all its time consuming and fairly long procedure of entering the East. Also the place where people from the East to to...More
I was very impressed with the creative way the musem used the contrast between the halves of Germany to show the growing apart and why it is still difficult to grow back together. My favorite part was the newsreels with the same event from the...More
Great museum with loads to read and look at. The newsreels from the time were very interesting too, showing how the news was portrayed differently in the East and West. Free museum and we spent about an hour here.
This is a place in Berlin steeped in history, the stories that happened here are harrowing. The guided tour is a must, the information gained from this is much more than simply looking around. I felt like i found out so much from this tour...More
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
Response from Paul_in_Australia | Reviewed this property |
Yes; definitely worth a visit especially if you crossed the border at Friedrichstrasse station in the time of the cold war and the Berlin wall.
Very convenient to public transport and food and refreshment.
Response from VictorianDavid | Reviewed this property |
For whatever another opinion is worth, yes an hour should be pretty safe, but it really does depend on how you wish to approach the museum, too. If you go without an audio guide and just want to get a feel for the place... More
For whatever another opinion is worth, yes an hour should be pretty safe, but it really does depend on how you wish to approach the museum, too. If you go without an audio guide and just want to get a feel for the place, you can see the core elements in about 30 minutes. Or you can really immerse yourself, too, and take quite a bit of time. Consider making a day of this site and the DDR Museum near Museum Island, but probably do Tranenpalast first, then go interact with the elements at the DDR Museum.