Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears)

Tränenpalast, the common name for the previous border crossing station at Berlin Friedrichstrasse railway station is another prominent landmark in the Germany capital of Berlin. It is here the East Germans said adieu (Good bye) to their member of their family, and visitors departing to West Germany. Since the citizen of the two countries parted from each other with tears in this location, the place got the name as Tränenpalast which means as Palace of Tears in Germany.

Tränenpalast, right from 1962 to 1989 functioned as the vital terminal for tourists between west and East Germany. The structure was utilized for westbound journeys, having separate checkpoints for WestGermany and East Germany citizens, civil servants, travelers, transit visitors, etc.

You will find exhibits kept in the museum, which briefs you on the bitter past. You will find displays showing the East Germans saying goodbye to their friends and relatives returning back to West Germany. The museum helps the younger generation to know about the past history.


Tranenpalast - Palace of Tears
Reichstasgufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone No: 030 - 46 77 77 9-11

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