The Tränenpalast ("Palace of Tears") is the former border crossing station at the Berlin Friedrichstraße station, where East Germans said goodbye to their families and visitors going back to West Germany. Currently it hosts a free permanent exhibition that illustrates these experiences.
Former border crossing point with permanent exhibition on everyday life in divided Germany.
The former checkpoint between East and West Berlin turned into museum. Small and informative.
This free museum is worth a visit. It shares stories of families being split and having to say goodbye to loved ones at this old East/West border station, now right in the middle of Berlin
Located on the Spree River, just in front of Friedrichstrasse U-Bahn, is what was and still is more commonly referred to as the 'Palace of Tears'. What was once the heavily patrolled departure terminal for the East to the West border crossing, is now a fantastic little museum all about the tearful…
free museum about the lives of Berliners separated by the wall. This was the former check point between east and west berlin, where lots of families parted forever, i.e. the name: palace of tears.
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“The museum is about the everyday life in the GDR. Very intresting and in a modern style. It is free. Even if you don´t go in: Just take look in the "Kulturbrauerei". It´s an old brewery. ”