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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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  • Centrally located etensive exhibit of the history of the German Democratic Republic. The initial part that elaborates on the suffering of the poor East Germans during the Nazi years is something you w...  more »
  • Great exhibition . We had a very good guide who told us so many interesting stories in English . From the world football championship in Bern to the unification of Germany worth a visit. 
  • The museum itself is quite interesting, with lots of information and very educational. The problem is that it is only in German. To be free it is worth visiting it since there are many things that draw attention.
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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!