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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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  • August 18, 2017
    Should you go in times in any case, if one is in Berlin (and is of course a bit interested in history). The entrance is free! Best you go on a day where it cloudy and cool. The Palace of tears runherum consists of glass and at higher temperatures, sauna feelings there ever arise. But nevertheless interesting, unfortunately somewhat depressing due to the subject matter.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Very good exhibits on Berlin and The Wall from the post-war years to 1961 to The Fall in 1989. Clean, compact, educational  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    On the walking tour, we were past this free museum at the spot where they crossed the border on a visit from West to East as the wall stood there. You can view images and examples of petroglyphs from the wall time and passport control says that even with a sample as it worked back then. One could put himself into the discomfort there must have been when you had to be checked and examined here. The name of the site comes from that we took leave of his friends and family in the East, and that is why it is named after all the people who stood and wept at parting. A very good picture of how it was at that time the wall was there yet, tll and something everyone should see. Especially those who do not even have experienced the cold war at the time
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