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“Small but interesting and detailed museum”
Review of Palace of Tears

Palace of Tears
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Small-Group Hidden Berlin Walking Tour: Palace of Tears, Jewish Quarter, Museum...
Ranked #25 of 818 things to do in Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Small but interesting and detailed museum”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This small museum, located directly next to the Friedrichstraße S-bahn station, offers a wonderfully detailed look into post-WWII Berlin. Filled with not only many first hand accounts, artifacts and personal videos, the museum does a pretty good job recounting the political history, which for some foreigners (like me) can be a bit confusing at times. Also very interesting, is the fact that the actual building that houses the museum was where the actual passport checking and family reunifications happened, and in some of the old photos and videos you can see people being reunited on the very spot you might be standing on. AND IT'S ALL FREE!

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very informative, and it's free of charge!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Must visit this museum to understand what the Berliners went through when the city was being divided into 2 parts.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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“Really interesting.”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I visited here due to it being mentioned on the TA forum and thought it sounded interesting it turned out to be the most interesting sight of my trip. I exited Friedrichstrasser station and happened to be directly in front of the museum however the signs call it Grenz Erfahrungen so I was a little confused and though I was in the wrong place so wondered around for atleast 10 minutes trying to find it so be aware! This is well worth a visit and you should allow at least an hour for it.

Visited December 2012
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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“Great exhibition on Berlin post WW2”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Wrong location on Tripadvisor! It is next to Friedrichstrasse Bahnhof instead of near Alexanderplatz.

Excellent and "cut to the chase" exhibition for Berlin post WW2. Includes life on both East and West Berlin and how difficult it was to cross the border. Covers history all the way to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

For a more comprehensive history go to the Deutsches Historisches Museum as well.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Educational and interesting”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Lets see. It's free. Service personnel there were super helpful and professional. Lots of interesting exhibits ranging from newspaper archives, realia from that era, photos of course and even this movie screening where they show you how the same event was reported in both west Germany and east Germany. I'm sure people from sg, Vietnam and china will be very familiar with the East German way of reporting things lol!

Visited December 2012
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