Berlin: Tränenpalast

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Mitte, Reichstagufer 17 (off Friedrichstraße)

Built ca. 1961 as a customs clearance room at the "Friedrichstraße" railway station, popularly known as "Tränenpalast" [tears palace] since it was there that East Berliners had to say good-bye to their visitors from the West. Closed 1989. 1991 converted into a theatre and concert hall, and officially named "Tränenpalast". Used for theatre and comedy performances, concerts and other events.

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Berlin: Traenenpalast Picture: background, very left: Metropoltheater, foreground, center/right: Tränenpalast, background, right: Friedrichstraße station
Reverse Text: "Berlin Hauptstadt der DDR, S-Bahnhof-Friedrichstraße"
Publisher: VEB Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach i. V.; III/26/13 A 1/274/64
Size: Modern
Sent: from Berlin to Ludwigsfelde, 1965

Berlin: Traenenpalast Picture: illustration of Friedrichstraße station, with the Tränenpalast in the middle background, showing the entry and exit to and from the GDR as it took place from 1961 to 1990
Front Text: "Grenzübergangsstelle Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse 1961-1990", signed: Robinson
Reverse Text: "Grenzübergangsstelle Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse. Zeichnung: Robinson (Werker Kruse), um 1980"
Publisher: Edition Panorama Berlin; PM 41
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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