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It's a place you would easily miss, but if you know the context or learn about it in this location you will understand a lot about the banality of evil and how bureaucracy can be cruel especially in a dictatorial system such as communism is...More
This museum tells the story of commuters who passed through Friedrichstrasse station when travelling between East and West Berlin. Shows how the stations was reconfigured to confuse and intimidate passengers, as well as wider information on the transport system in the divided city.
The small exposition is housed in the former building of the last border control for those who left East Berlin to enter West Berlin. A small exposition that is the useful continuation after the visit to the site of the former wall which divided Berlin....More
We spent an afternoon with our walking guide Rob, wandering through Red Berlin. Rob took us from the Brandenburg Gate area through the formally Walled area of the city. We stopped at a number of attractions but the most moving was the Palace of Tears,...More
Free to enter, this is a small museum focusing on the family emotions that were caused by the east/west divide. You can view possessions and see a mock of what a checkpoint area looked like. Visual and not too much reading but plenty of information....More
A small exhibition in a small space, but very powerful and hard hitting. One forgets the real trauma that the sudden imposition of the East /West wall had on people in this glorious city of Berlin. Impactful. Free and worth a visit.
Occupying the space of the old East Berlin train crossing point to the west, the museum is rich and moving testament to the difficulties of separation and enclosure felt by E. Germans.
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
way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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.
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
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, you can see the core elements in about 30 minutes. Or you can really immerse yourself, too, and take quite a bit of time. Consider making a day of this site and the DDR Museum near Museum Island, but probably do Tranenpalast first, then go interact with the elements at the DDR Museum.