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As one of the most interactive museums in the world, the DDR Museum presents life in the GDR and by doing so life in socialism. With more than 500,000 visitors each year it is one of Berlin's most visited museums and one of Germany's most visited...more
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We went here mid-day and it was very crowded. That made it hard to see and enjoy the exhibits. But that is not to say that we didn't get to see and read much - it was just crowded. The displays were interesting and in...More
This was a cool little spot that showed a lot about Soviet life, the exhibits were high tech and interactive but the crowd was too big to really enjoy the museum. Try going early in the day, I bet it would be less crowded and...More
The musuem small in size & modest in apearance is a real treasure of information relating to the day to day living in the communist part of east Berlin from the 1950's through the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989.
There is a lot...More
Unfortunately we only had 1 1/2 hours to try and get around this museum but it was so well presented that we only finished the top floor before it closed. Excellent artwork everywhere you look and a very comprehensive look at German history from the...More
Very much a hands-on interactive museum this takes one back to times long gone by.
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Explore the fully-furnished apartment of the time, remembering that this was the model for all apartments under communism. You can open doors, cupboards...More
If you want to understand Germany's post-WW2 social history, visit the DDR Museum. My 16-yr old son and I loved it - the exhibition narrative managed to balance contempt and affection in describing the DFR's 40-yr existence.
We had previously been to the DDR Museum in Dresden and therefore we had great expectations. Unfortunatelly, they were unfulfilled. Too much interaction and not much real stuff. The souvenir shop is ok, but if you really like the subject, consider a trip to Dresden.
I really enjoyed visiting the DDR Museum. It was informative and engagingly presented facts about what it was like to live under the regime. There was a replica of a standard apartment and each room had themed fact cards about life for East Germans. The...More
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given
way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.