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Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 341 22200
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Packed with information and interactive gadgets!

This is a free museum, the Forum of Contemporsry History. It presents Germany's divided history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Angela C
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London, United Kingdom
Good for a rainy day

I've learned so much about not only Leipzig's history, but also the history in Germany. You can... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free museum, the Forum of Contemporsry History. It presents Germany's divided history ( 1949-1989) and provides exhibits on life in Communist era East Germany and then the reunification process. It is very large and packed with information, pictures, videos and interactive gadgets,...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I've learned so much about not only Leipzig's history, but also the history in Germany. You can easily spend a whole afternoon in here. It's noticeable that there was a lot of care put into the exhibitions and they are interactive as well. Too bad...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Entrance is free and you can spend an hour or 2 in the place seeing the different eras r the German life.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This had a wealth of information and interesting exhibits but unfortunately the text was(understandably) mainly in German. We found it thought provoking but our poor understanding of German meant we felt a bit frustrated. However still well worth a visit if you want to understand...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Really good overview of German history. Even for a German native there are things to discover. And for FREE. Really good (y)

Thank André M
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Some of the main exhibits have English translations, but most do not. I got by with rudimentary German, but much of the museum was wasted on me. In particular, photography from the recent Syrian conflict was very moving.

Thank Aaron C
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this museum. Fortunately on the day we were visiting, sunday, they held an english tour. The guide had studied history and was able to explain most of the important elements of the exhibition in an hour. The tickets and guides are...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Onla few summaries in English but most of the images tell their own story anyway. Bigger than it looks from outside and unbeatable value.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was my favourite museum trip in Germany, as it detailed life in the east under the soviets through to the wall coming down, and the integration phase. This is current history at its best, a lot of documented coverage with a small East German...More

Thank Graeme M
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a free attraction - thank goodness for that! All in German, and no English to be seen anywhere. It was not useful at all for me. It seems though a well documented history of the two Germany's with lots of historical facts and...More

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