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Palace of Tears

Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 467777911
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Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 467777911
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good exhibits on Berlin and The Wall from the post-war years to 1961 to The Fall in 1989. Clean, compact, educational

Thank Paulob58
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is housed in the actual location were East and West Berliners said their goodbyes which makes it all the more thought provoking The museum is free. There are signs in English as well as German and displays of items people took over the border...More

Thank Kidsontrips
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is quite a small exhibition but really interesting with many real life pieces/artifacts/stories etc. It doesn't take very long to get around but is filled with history. A must see if you are interested in anything to do with east/west Berlin/Cold War/border crossing etc....More

Thank rachelmw5
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take advantage of the free audio guide as some of the information is not translated. Lockers were available for heavy bags. Interesting displays and nearby other tourist attractions. Please pay the museum a visit as it was an eye-opener.

Thank Oriana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I crossed the boarder from West- to East Berlin for the first-time back in 1988 it had a great impact on me and my thoughts about the GDR-regime at the time. The exhibition at Tränenpalast shows you the story of this historical landmark and...More

1  Thank XO_621
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to hear some of the personal tales of families leaving their homes to move west beyond the wall. German speakers will get a lot more understanding here but there was enough in English for us to appreciate the stories being told. This is a...More

Thank alibroon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of our waling tour, and we only had about 20 minutes. Lots of interactive displays and a video presentation.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hey, the place is free, so you get what you pay for. It's interesting that this was the spot where Gestapo headquarters was located, but visiting is like reading a book while you're walking. I didn't see any memorabila from the Nazi era. In my...More

1  Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the visit and the time - it wont take you more than an hour to see it all. Really tells the story of the wall and the separation of the East and West very well and in a lot of detail. A lot...More

Thank DavidHCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I personally didn't know much about the German wall other than why it got built and when it got broken down. I didn't really know anything about how people in Berlin experienced this whole thing. Because of the palace of tears now I kinda do....More

Thank Dave K
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
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Khairul R
January 2, 2017|
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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.
December 21, 2015|
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Response from Pierre B | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so but better check on their web site
July 2, 2015|
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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