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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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  • The English are very much the minority in Leipzig and unfortunately this means there isn't a lot in English. This is one place that is fantastic, but most exibits are described in German, with no Engl...  more »
  • Very interesting place, with very nice design and information it is not boring as many historic meuesums. It is made in a very creative way. Recommended  more »
  • Wonderful displays. They had historical time lines, artifacts, maps and odd and ends of daily life. As a tourist from overseas, i wish there were more English translations. Whatever there was in Engli...  more »
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  • A must for anyone wanting to learn more about the roots of modern Germany. It covers occupation of Germany after WWII, the Cold War that followed, how this gave way to reunifucation and how Germany reflects reflects this today. Some English throughout the exhibition which is always nice. Very thoughtful exhibits, lots of things to see, hear, read and enjoy. Pop culture buffs will love the nostalgia of the 70s & 80s lovingly reproduced through everyday items. Tell the staff how much you enjoyed it!
  • 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!)
  • Very interesting exhibition. Too large to cover in one visit, though.
  • 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.