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DDR Museum, Berlin

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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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  • I have booked tickets 3 months in advance. I realised I'd like to change the day of the booking (it's still over 2 months til I will use them). The museum says they cannot change the date because... 
    I have booked tickets 3 months in advance. I realised I'd like to change the day of the booking (it's still over 2 months til I will use them). The museum says they cannot change the date because...  more »
  • My family dragged me out of here after 2 hours; it is so much fun and highly interactive. Great way to learn about life "behind the Iron Curtain". My 13-year-old daughters loved this place along... 
    My family dragged me out of here after 2 hours; it is so much fun and highly interactive. Great way to learn about life "behind the Iron Curtain". My 13-year-old daughters loved this place along...  more »
  • Visited here as part of a weekend break in the hope that I would learn more about the Berlin cold war east/west split. The museum is not as interactive as advertised, none the less does contain some....  more
    Visited here as part of a weekend break in the hope that I would learn more about the Berlin cold war east/west split. The museum is not as interactive as advertised, none the less does contain some....  more »
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  • Great museum for a toddler! Lots of drawers and cabinets to open. Interactive elements that keep them entertained. The museum is divided into two compact sections: the first is a well done but standard history museum format, the second is a model of a typical DDR living apartment. Both are engaging. The nice thing is that as you follow your child through the museum there is plenty of interesting information to learn. We would happily return without child to experience the full exhibition.
  • Really nice and informative museum. Kids enjoyed the interactive parts of the museum and they were very engaged during their stay. It can be a bit overwhelming with all the information about the history, and at least for us we were missing some structure as how to approach all of this information. However it didn’t affect our whole impression of the museum.
  • Excellent for history buffs. Others might find it not interesting. It's not a big museum (and this is its charm) demonstrating life in East Germany. A pleasant 1-2. Not more.
  • Very cool museum for those that are interested in post war time, history and for those who is ready to read load of text. Museum is not big but you learn loads and there are loads of small things that require time to explore. Can take up to 2.5h if you read each text.
  • Incredibly entertaining and great learning experience. By far the most interactive museum I have visited. The apartment flat alone makes it worth the entrance fee. Make sure you go in the elevator and press some buttons because the elevator is like a ride and then opens to the other side showing the apartment. I think some people don’t realize this and simply walk around the wall to enter the fake apartment flat.

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