The permanent exhibition in the Tränenpalast, the former border check point at the Friedrichstraße station, uses personal stories and original objects to show how German division affected people's lives. With our guide, you will discover the most important themes and historical traces: How did people from the GDR manage to escape or leave for the West? What were the experiences of travellers from East and West when they were processed at the Tränepalast? What memories do you associate with this historic site? During the tour of the exhibition we seek to hear your views and look forward to questions, ideas and discussion.