Museum in der Kulturbrauerei

Museum in der Kulturbrauerei

Museum in der Kulturbrauerei
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Millions of Germans lived in Communist East Germany for 40 years – so what was it like? Our permanent exhibition on “Everyday Life in the GDR” shows what East Germans’ lives were like in the 1970s and 1980s – at work, in public and in private. It shows how the Communist regime shaped everyday life, how people coped with the lack of things and the borders, and how they created free spaces for themselves. We present original objects in the individual themed rooms in the exhibition that then blend with everyday scenes. You can take a seat in a tavern, a living room or at a work bench, and find out more about leisure time and improvisation, housing construction and working life in Communist East Germany. Everyday objects are supported in the exhibition by historical documents, accounts by contemporary witnesses, and film material from the time, shedding light on everyday life in Communist East Germany from several different angles.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
How to get there
  • Eberswalder Straße • 3 min walk
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  • Megan C
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom546 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum, absolutely well worth going to.
    Brilliant museum tucked away in the Kulturbrauerei, you may need to look at the map as you enter the area as there is a lot of businesses here. Free entry and absolutely full of fascinating displays, photos and items about living the in DDR, in which this building was a factory during that time. Also a seperate display of photos of German people living in a former “Communist model village”. I especially loved the Trabant tent. Nice shop with the cheapest prices of any where I went, get a mini Trabant model here for much less than anywhere else. Nice toilets too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Caroline K
    London, United Kingdom330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    Excellent museum, not too much writing, but lots of things to look at. There's stools to take around with you - can't believe this was free. Wish we'd come here before the DR museum as this was better and the other one you had to pay for.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 February 2024
  • Ramikat
    379 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and free
    Museum has excellent exibits on life in the former DDR. Cold War enthusiasts will find the many displays very interesting. Located in the far back corner of the Kulturbrauerei complex. Elevators and HC accessible.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2024
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Ramikat
Illinois379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Museum has excellent exibits on life in the former DDR. Cold War enthusiasts will find the many displays very interesting. Located in the far back corner of the Kulturbrauerei complex. Elevators and HC accessible.
Written 22 May 2024
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maidstoneminx
Southampton, UK160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very interesting free museum. Lots of insight into every life and state control over so much of people’s lives. English signage. Lots of bars/ cafes nearby too
Written 20 April 2024
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Caroline K
London, UK330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent museum, not too much writing, but lots of things to look at. There's stools to take around with you - can't believe this was free. Wish we'd come here before the DR museum as this was better and the other one you had to pay for.
Written 18 February 2024
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LAW64
Tonbridge, UK1,748 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Small free museum showing life in East Germany. Located in an area near the Lucia Christmas market. Most information available in English and German. Interesting for a quick visit.
Written 13 December 2023
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SmilingALot
St. Petersburg, FL19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very uneven experience. Some interesting content. But awful English signage. Text is extremely (and unnecessarily) small. Often poorly lit. Signs placed at odd angles. A stressful experience.
Written 10 December 2023
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Megan C
Chesterfield, UK546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Brilliant museum tucked away in the Kulturbrauerei, you may need to look at the map as you enter the area as there is a lot of businesses here. Free entry and absolutely full of fascinating displays, photos and items about living the in DDR, in which this building was a factory during that time. Also a seperate display of photos of German people living in a former “Communist model village”. I especially loved the Trabant tent. Nice shop with the cheapest prices of any where I went, get a mini Trabant model here for much less than anywhere else. Nice toilets too.
Written 19 August 2023
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W6travellers
London, UK154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Fascinating, chilling, informative. If your knowledge of life behind the wall is limited to what you've seen in films and on the tv, come here and learn a whole lot more. There are strange and charming displays (a Trabi car with a built-in tent on the top for those freezing holidays somewhere else in the DDR), displays that make you angry (cabinets full of banned clothing, books, and records), and room recreations that bring it all to life vividly. Highly recommended, especially if you've just done the wall walk from Hauptbahnhof to Eberswalderstrasse (also highly recommended).
Written 30 May 2023
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guusgeurts
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Very interesting exhibition of normal daily life during DDR/GDR-times. With also some inspiration for nowadays, against the current neoliberal ratrace overconsumption economy. Nice staff!
Written 25 January 2023
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Locutus
Zurich, Switzerland389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Moderate size Museum focussed on life in the DDR in the 1970s and 1980s. Gave some interesting insights on how things were during that period. Exhibits are interesting and there is enough text in English so you can see what’s going on.
Written 23 December 2022
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Arcoman
Sweden647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is an excellent museum to convey a flavor of the grey monotony and oppression of life in the GDR. Lots of exhibits give a feel for everyday life under “socialism”. At the same time, the exhibition gives hope as it shows that humans always strive to be individuals, no matter how restricted your choices may be. So, Chinese and Russian leaders, your day will come too!
Written 25 November 2022
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