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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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  • So this museum (size of a medium shop) is interesting and I did learn allot. Most of the information is inside drawers and cupboards for you to open as you can tell they didn't have enough space for e...  more »
  • A really very thrilling and exciting Museum with fun for the whole family. It conveys very much know and gives a good insight into how everyday life behind the wall was so. This museum is also very interactive, it is not boring and you're always looking forward, what is waiting around the next corner. We had a lot of fun as former East Germans in our journey through time in the past.
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  • Museum that explains the life behind the wall with objects, films and even a re-enactment d a d time apartment where behind the doors of cupboards, drawers or the refrigerator door you find a piece of history. Reasonable price. No locker room. Written in English and German.
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  • Good museum but the free English tour at 3 wasn’t worth it. About 50 people and only 1 guild I couldn’t hear anything. It’s better to walk around slowly yourself. It’s very interesting and the spy equipment and spy story’s are cool but there is a lot of reading which was a lot. Not the easiest place to get to as in the suburbs but A good trip for a rainy day!
  • If you're in Berlin and a child of the 70's or earlier this place will rock! So much familiar and different. Whilst the exhibits about the "supervision" of the state are menacing, pretty much the rest is "of an age". Allow yourself at least two to three hours. Excellent value. Print out some recipes in the kitchen and make sure you check out all drawers and cupboards; there's hundreds of "hidden" exhibits.
  • One of the best museums I've been to. Most of the exhibits are interactive and you can even touch/pick up items. Covers all aspects of living in divided Berlin and it really takes you back in time. We spent about 4 hours here (seeing and reading mostly everything). You can buy tickets online to skip the queue.
  • Amazing place to get exposed to products used in times of the GDR. I was certainly impressed by the actual layout of a typical house hold. The car they would drive, the scooter, motorbike, a shop counter and so on. The first thing upon entrance is an option to pick up a practical guide. Not really required because everything is well marked and displayed. The place showcases the Lifestyle of a Berliner right from birth, opening the cute drawers one gets the opportunity to examine the contents of possessions and essentials used in education and everyday life. Lots of information there and the most interactive museum. Must see while in Berlin.
  • I really enjoyed exploring the area. It's full of attractions and a nice place for walking. There are lots of cafés restaurants. A river and a cathedral is also nearby.. I really loved it. There are trams and underground stations nearby if you want to reach the area. A monument for Berlin Wall is also there.
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