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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, Leipzig

(4.6/5 based on 220+ 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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  • There are things you can only see in Germany. How about a super cool Museum, depicting in detail the life of Eastern Germany and giving a sense of the history of this perfect time to unified Germany today, without charging an entrance fee? It seems incredible? In Germany is real! The a Zeitgeschichtliches Forum is a museum which is right in the Centre, has single exhibition and the permanent exhibition that depicts the Eastern Germany (car, clothes, housing, music, etc ...) in detail. And more incredible: admission is free! And our total surprise face after asking the input value and receive "nothing's free" by response must have been funny. Because after that the attendant asked us where we were ... rsrsrsr is worth the visit, reserve a few hours for your visit to Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig!
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  • Learn very much and very interesting facts about the history of the GDR. It is worth the time and is more comprehensive than one suspects. Interesting designs and then also still free - this is unusual and very nice. :)
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  • Those who are interested in the German past, and in particular the time of German Division, should make this museum not to be missed. The admission is free.
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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!