Palace of Tears (Tränenpalast)

Until 1990, this departure hall of the Friedrichstrasse station was also a border crossing for West Berliners on their way back home after visiting relatives and friends in the East. The many painful farewells brought locals to rename the building “palace of tears.” The building now hosts the permanent exhibition Border Experience. Everyday Life in Divided Germany, which recounts the effects of the border in German everyday life. Tue–Fri 9am–7pm, Sat-Sun until 6pm. Free.


Reichstagufer 17
10117 Berlin