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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, Leipzig

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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, a state-run museum about post-World War II Germany, brings history alive with artifacts, photos, text, and videos in a condensed, well-curated exhibition space. Learn about the history leading up to the division of Germany, everyday life under the communist dictatorship of the German Democratic Republic, and the reunification process, as well as the lasting effects of the division. Though the exhibit is in German, an English information booklet is available. Arrange your visit to Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig and discover more family-friendly attractions in Leipzig using our Leipzig holiday planner.
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  • A historical tour of East Germany in Leipzig. The separation until the reunification.
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  • First positive: free admission. You should plan not only 2 hours alone for this exhibition. DDR-story is delivered great explanatory. One begins to read letters and if you stop 30 minutes have passed quickly. All represented very exciting. You should set a tour, because you can see everything else. Since the plan in the flyer does not help. Excellent!
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  • Free admission, free guided tour on Sunday at 11: 00 - thanks for this great offer! The Forum itself is housed on three floors and presents the history of the GDR informative and well prepared. Can I really recommend everyone only - regardless of whether history lovers or not. Because the entrance is free, also a "faster" look inside is worth. In my opinion that is a "must" on any tour of Leipzig.
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  • Highly recommended for anyone visiting Germany, a truly great collection from everything DDR times! Great way to understand it all!! Sadly, everything is in German, so tourists get only visual info (which is only a part of how great the entire thing is!)
  • One of the best museums in Germany, which presents the history of the former German Democratic republic. It is the sister institute of Haus der Geschichte in Bonn.
  • Very in depth explanation of the situation after the war in the DDR. Also lots of visual aid. Well worth a visit.
  • A large museum, fully packed with information, pictures, videos and interactive gadgets. The long term exhibition (mainly about East Germany) as well as the current short term exhibition (about the influence of the USA in Germany) were both wonderfully curated, surprisingly lengthy... yet pleasingly concise. This is an absolute "worth-visit" in Leipzig where you can spend hours roaming through the corridors! OH!! DID I MENTION THAT IT IS COMPLETELY FREE???!!!!
  • A great museum about the history of Germany, especially the eastern part. Free entry, air-conditioned. Beware: most of the things are in German!