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DDR Museum, Berlin

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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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  • This museum does a great job of informing us on what it was like to live in East Germany. The exhibits were interactive and great for English readers. We spent over an hour walking through the...  more »
  • You can see here a simplified version of East Germany lifestyle, but I recommend this just for extend your imagination, IMHO you should know something more about cold war history to be more informed.....  more »
  • We deliberated about going here, wondering if there would really be enough for everyone to do but we were happy that we did. With a group including teenagers, a tween, a grandparent and parents it was nice to find a place that kept us all interested for a couple of hours. Everything is interactive and the car was a lot of fun. Definitely recommend it.
  • Very, very interactive museum. Highly recommend... For everyone: kids, elders, youngers. You really get to take a close look to Berlin history in daily life activities. It takes about 3 hours to look everything in detail, however, you can jump from one place to another and still learn to much and the Bring comfortable shoes, do not worry about toilets and entrances which are clean and adapted to handicaps; however, the space is a bit reduced in certain areas, it gets crowded easily. There are several streets close enough where you can park and the museum is located next to the famous Spree river within the view of the Berliner Dome.

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