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Reichstagufer 17 | Mitte, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank ItalianTranslations
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank IanThomas84
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ItalyMar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Offers a great insight into Berlin and the Berlin Wall. Nothing to add to the other previous reviews here, a great stop.

Thank Rob9812
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank cchenningsen11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank SolihullAly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Certainly worth the time to pass by and learn about the impact on families by the East/West divide. Emphasis on personal stories using photos and their possessions.

Thank Lesleyjc38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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. Highly recommended

Thank dimashq
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting insight into the nature of crossing the Berlin Wall during the era of the Berlin Wall. Small museum, took about 30 minutes to walk through.

Thank Jeremy S
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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
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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.
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Response from Pierre B | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so but better check on their web site
2 July 2015|
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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