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Experience what life in East Germany was really like!

The DDR Museum is very unique and one of the most-visited museums in Berlin. The permanent exhibition takes its motto ‘history to touch and feel’ quite literally: visitors enter a 1:20 scale model of a typical GDR prefabricated high-rise estate, and will need all their wits about them. Information and exhibits are stowed away and hidden in drawers, closets and behind doors. The exhibits can be touched and used, and even the kitchen still retained some of the smells from the olden days, and a trabi is available to take visitors on a virtual tour of the area.

In cooperation with historians and under the scientific leadership of Dr. Stefan Wolle, the museum has set itself the task of preserving an important aspect of German cultural history, and providing insights for younger generations. Visitors are invited to: expand their knowledge, rethink clichés, and experience history with all their senses. Most of the exhibits from every-day life were donated to the museum by private households.

The DDR Museum is definitely a must-see if you would like to know more about the former East Germany and its turbulent history!

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1
right on the river Spree,
directly opposite the 
Berlin Cathedral
10178 Berlin

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Sunday
09:00 - 21:00