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DDR Museum, Berlin

3.8
#5 of 194 in Museums in Berlin
Providing interactive insight into everyday life under socialism, DDR Museum is in the former governmental district of East Germany. The hands-on exhibits show how ordinary people lived in East Germany between the end of World War II and the German reunification in 1990. The displays, which include various covert listening devices, are meant to give visitors the sense of always being under surveillance. This private museum opened in 2006 and has since been nominated for several prestigious awards. Keep in mind that this relatively small site gets quite crowded. Try to visit earlier in the day to avoid masses of tourists. Arrange to visit DDR Museum and other attractions in Berlin using our Berlin day trip site .
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  • This is a really interesting museum cataloguing life in East Germany . Buy tickets on line before you get there and you skip the queues . The experience is slightly spoiled by the hoards of pupils (cl...  more »
  • Small museum with lots of remains and objects from the former GDR. Reconstruction of homes, photos and films. There's better things to do in Berlin. Not very expensive but without much interest.
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  • Great museum, and a nice change from some of the dry material I had been going through elsewhere. Very well organized and lots of visuals. A car from the time you could sit in, rooms typical of a family home, sample videos of tv programs available at the time. There was information on sports, leisure, and books but all very colorful and fun. Not much for young children but they could tolerate a short visit. Very pleasant and helpful staff.
  • Really interesting subject and the way it’s set out is okay. But it’s not wholly interactive - you get to open doors and drawers and walk through set-ups - I was expecting something a little more technically up to date. It’s actually a very small museum and very popular, so it’s hard to linger over anything without getting in anyone’s way. If there’s so much interest, why not relocate to a bigger space? Bit disappointing, but still worthwhile. Lots to learn.
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