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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, Leipzig
(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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  • History of dictatorship, resistance and moral courage in the Soviet occupation zone and the GDR. It shows the peaceful revolution and the unification process. Area of 2000 square metres are around 3200 exhibits in twelve exhibition sections - objects, photographs, documents and media modern set in scene. The exhibition is free of charge!
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  • This place can be visited in three ways. 1. going around on one's own 2. taking advantage of the countless interactive participation oportunities and finally 3. every 2 hours or so they offer a free g...  more »
  • We've been here, and this time it was very nice. We already knew the permanent exhibition. The changing exhibitions are well worth a visit. Who is interested in is right in here for German history. We will be back
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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!