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palace of tears, Berlin

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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. For palace of tears and beyond, use our Berlin tour planner to get the most from your Berlin vacation.
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  • Another museum guide told us that he deserved much worthwhile visit the Tränenpalast (Museum of tears). Is a visit free, with audioguide that helps to understand much better the situation and them reasons by which so many people decided leave the GDR. Highly recommended.
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  • In this installation, you can see and almost feel the suffering of so many families apart without knowing when they would see. It is attached to the train station.
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  • Very representative monument for the separation of Berolinezwn, the effects but also their everyday lives.
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  • Great little museum. Free entrance. They have left parts of the intererior and put in place a very nice exibition. Like in most museum in Berlin there is a lack of foreign languages. Most of it has english but not everything. A must do, anyway.
  • Free museum where people used to have to go in order to move between the two Germanys. There is an audio tour but the info is in English so it isn't required. Took about 90 minutes to go through it. Very interesting stuff.
  • An excelente museum. Very profesional. Tells the story of the Betlin wall. The place is authentic and very well organized. Free of charge!
  • Fascinating museum and relatively unspoilt from original and it's free
  • One of the less interesting things to do in berlin, boring and short