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The DDR Museum offers you a hands-on experience of everyday life in a state long gone, the life in the German Democratic Republic.
© DDR Museum
Visitors are invited to broaden their knowledge, to see through stereotypes and clichés, to rethink and to experience history at first hand. The museum’s exhibits are interactive. The idea is to take part with all one’s senses gathering experiences as you go along. The permanent exhibition draws attention to 16 main areas of life in the GDR. Housing, Work, Leisure, Fashion and Culture are amongst the themes to explore. Over 300 former GDR citizens contributed to the collection with exhibits and by donating personal effects and belongings resulting in an authentic mix of memorabilia. An Erika Typewriter, the Karat Schrankwand, the Stern radio, photographs, clothing are vital elements which bring the visitor face to face with day-to-day reality behind the Iron Curtain. The five most popular highlights are the Trabant, the authentic Plattenbau living room, a school satchel with school material including school reports and children’s exercise books, a cupboard full of authentic GDR clothing and the area dedicated to the Stasi.
All the text panels and information material are available in German and English, including the comprehensive Museum Guide for 5,50 Euros. Guided Tours are available in 12 European languages and Japanese but need to be booked in advance.
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 110178 Berlin
- +49 30 847 123 73 1
- Opening Hours
- Mon - Sun 09-21
- Admission Fee
- 12.50 Euro, red. 7 Euro
- Book tickets online
- Train (S-Bahn)
S Hackescher Markt
- 0.3km S Hackescher Markt
Source: DDR Museum/edited Berlin.de
| Last edited: 19. September 2022