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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, Leipzig

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4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Worth a visit at least don't forget to when there were 2 Germanys! Explanations in German, a few in English (at least when we went)
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  • The current exhibition of German myths is highly recommended. You should allow about 1-2 hours, in order to be able to look at everything. Very nice exhibition
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  • Free museum and very nice to visit. Gives a good idea of the time just after the war and the situation in the GDR. Of course, after the fall of the Berlin wall. Fun and educational.
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  • 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!
  • I love this museum, and they always have interesting exhibitions. Unfortunately it's not really for tourists who don't speak German, because there's almost nothing in English. I think the history of East Germany would be more interesting for people who are not from here. Last time I saw here an exhibition about German gastronomy and eating habits. It was good, but I expected a little more.
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