Travel: The Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears)

Tearful partings at former East-West Berlin crossing point

The Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears) is a former border crossing point between East and West Berlin and can be found at Berlin Friedrichstraße station.  The crossing was in operation between 1962 and 1989.  Today, it is a museum with exhibitions about Berlin during the Cold War period and German reunification.

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berlin friedrichstrasse tranenpalast palace of tearsTränenpalast (Palace of Tears)

This was the border crossing for travellers on the S-Bahn, U-Bahn and trains going between East and West Germany. It was used only for westbound border crossings.


Tränenpalast Berlin Wall

The building is named Tränenpalast to reflect the tearful partings that took place in front of the building between western visitors and East German residents who were not permitted to travel to West Berlin.

berlin friedrichstrasse tranenpalast palace of tears

Suitcases serve as a reminder to the past.

berlin friedrichstrasse tranenpalast palace of tears

berlin friedrichstrasse trananpalast
Author Franke, Klaus Wikipedia
berlin friedrichstrasse tranenpalast palace of tears
Author Franke, Klaus Wikipedia

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Where

Tränenpalast
Reichstagufer 17
10117 Berlin

Official website www.hdg.de/traenenpalast

When

Tuesday 9:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 18:00
Thursday 9:00 – 18:00
Friday 9:00 – 18:00
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Tickets

Free entry

Transport

Friedrichstrasse Station

S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S25 and S75 and the U-Bahn U6,



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