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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 yesterday

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 days 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

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful exhibit, and free, right by the Friedrichstrasse U and S. It helps if you already know something about the division of Berlin but if you do not, there is an audio tour available, which is also free. Highly recommend.

Thank JonesC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting way to remind us the horrors of Cold war. It is for free and it will give you a sore taste in the mouth.

Thank Sauron m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Palace of Tears and found the it very interesting. It was interactive and conveyed the information in various different ways. Definitely one to visit again!

Thank Catrina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free museum that is located at Friedrichstrasse railway station in the centre of Berlin. It shows how westerners were screened by the communist authorities as they went in and out of East Berlin. The main aim was to ensure that no East...More

Thank Firstfleet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think I would have enjoyed this museum even more if I would have seen other museums like the Wall Memorial before this one. The Palace of Tears gives good information, but might not always be easy to understand if you don't have background info...More

1  Thank Martz560
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this was one of the best places we visited whilst in Berlin and it was free! It's all about the crossing between East and West Berlin and the suffering of friends and families who were split up. We came away finally understanding why...More

1  Thank Chalotte_6
The centre 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
2 January 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.
21 December 2015|
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Response from Pierre B | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so but better check on their web site
2 July 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