"Tränenpalast" was the coloquial name of the building at the border crossing at Bahnhof Friedrichstraße through which West-German visitors to the GDR would leave the country to the west. Now this building is home to the permanent exhibition "GrenzErfahrungen. The every day of German separation", detailing in the repercussions into the daily life of people living in a divided country.
The exhibition at the Tränenpalast illustrates everyday German life with separation and the border using biographical material, many original artefacts and objects and interviews with contemporates. This has converted the Tränenpalast into a very special memorial of the division of Germany into two countries. The exhibition is funded by the foundation Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.
- Tuesday to Friday: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Closed: December 23, 24 and 31
- Ticket Prices: Free
- Last Admission: 15 minutes before closure