Providing interactive insight into everyday life under socialism, DDR Museum is in the former governmental district of East Germany. The hands-on exhibits show how ordinary people lived in East Germany between the end of World War II and the German reunification in 1990. The displays, which include various covert listening devices, are meant to give visitors the sense of always being under surveillance. This private museum opened in 2006 and has since been nominated for several prestigious awards. Keep in mind that this relatively small site gets quite crowded. Try to visit earlier in the day to avoid masses of tourists. Arrange to visit DDR Museum and other attractions in Berlin using our Berlin day trip site .
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DDR Museum Reviews
Having been to a lot of famous museums I really enjoyed this one. It was educational and really well set out. I wanted to learn more about life under communist rule and that’s exactly what this... more »
Had a 2 hour experience visiting this museum, exploring all materials, videos, áudios experimenting all available objects and scenarios. Great way to understand the way of live of former east... more »
I spent 3 hours here on wet afternoon. Interactivity is brilliant. It gives a good understanding of day to day experiences of living in the DDR. 2 tips. There is a table and chair with phone. In front of this is an interactive table with 8 individual items on it. Tap beside each one and info pops up. And if you go to the living room check out the seats on the side with headphones. Chat music from 1960-89. Very ammusing.
It's a nice museum to understand the life in East Berlin, but it didn't meet my expectations. I left the museum with more understanding of that time but also with many more questions. In sum it would be nice to understand the locals' feelings, experiences and perceptions over the DDR time. It shows what they consumed, how did they live and what they did in spare time. But it doesn't depicts how it changed over time and what was the impact of the Wall on the quality of live and implications then after. There was many people that wanted to go for Western part of Berlin, but apparently (according to their videos) some part were quite happy. Were they happy the whole period since 1945 till 89 or was it just a phase? Also the DDR had good initiatives e.g. maternity leave. How did the locals see those initiates?
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