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DDR Museum

#118 of 1 040 things to do in Berlin
Open Now: 10:00 - 20:00
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1 | Direkt an der Spree, opposite of Berliner Dom, 10178 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 847123731
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's not that Museum's content is not interesting, but I found it a bit over-interactive. Absolutely everything there needs to be palpable, pull-out, half-hidden. All together creates chaotic impression. I wasn't sure if this should be 3 or 4 stars.

Thank Ewa S
Reviewed 5 days ago

You really do get a real idea of what life was like in East Germany. My fave part was the model apartment.

Thank Lydia13
Reviewed 6 days ago

For a museum with limited space, this place packs quite a punch. You'll leave realizing what it was like to live in East Germany. The demonstration Trabant auto is not to be missed.

Thank cleavelandx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this little interactive gem. Despite having grown up during the Cold War, we learned so much about this sad period. A must do. After your visit, take an inexpensive river boat ride and finish with some currywurst and beer.

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum gives a very full picture of life in the former DDR and a lot of its difficulties, contradictions and complexities. It allows the visitor to participate on the walk through the exhibits by opening drawers and cabinets, playing guessing games, a ‘magic mirror’...More

2  Thank Christine O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this on a slightly rainy day in Berlin and it was very busy - possibly because of the weather - but it was well worth the trip and just amazing to see the way the East lived and managed itself. The exhibits are...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having lived through a lot of this period of history I was particularly interested in visiting this museum, I was not disappointed and enjoyed finding out about the way of life of an East German! The museum is easy to find, well positioned and makes...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really interesting (and fun) interactive museum. The recreated DDR apartment was very well done. The museum was pretty crowded so that’s something to take into consideration if you like peace and quiet.

Thank Rudy d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit here just to see how the East Germans lived.Must say very similar to those of us in Lancashire working class area in the 60s,lol. A number of rooms set out as it was and lots more.Theres a bedroom where when you select...More

Thank greatxpectations
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing but also sad exhibition that is fully interactive and fascinating throughout. You can experience an interrogation a prison cell and even a home of life in East Germany during the DDR regime. My personal highlight was driving the car simulator. A fully educational...More

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8 August 2018|
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Response from Tobias1968 | Reviewed this property |
I guess it was... and temperatures will drop in Berlin in the coming days.
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22 April 2017|
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Response from Gordon v | Property representative |
Definitely Saturday at 7 p.m. is the better option with less visitors. And yes we are happy that our museum is highly recommended and the average spend is more about 2 hours.
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18 July 2015|
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Response from DDR_Museum | Property representative |
All texts are in English as well as in German.
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