DDR Museum

DDR Museum

FDJ, stasi, trabants, pre-fabricated high-rises – experience every-day life of the GDR

– © DDR Museum, Berlin 2016
Interaktive Trabi-Simulation – © DDR Museum, Berlin 2013
Die Berliner Mauer: Diorama des Grenzgebiets – © DDR Museum, Berlin 2016
Die Küche im Ausstellungsteil "Alltag im Plattenbau". – © DDR Museum, Berlin 2016

The GDR museum is one of the newest and most visited in Berlin. For a good reason: it is the only museum that deals exclusively with life in the former German Democratic Republic, while at the same time offering an objective perspective of the topics ‘stasi’ and ‘wall’, as well as various aspects of every-day life during that period.

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, the kitchen still has the cooking smells of way back when, and a trabi is available to take visitors on a virtual tour of the area.

What remains of the 40 years of life in the GDR? The exhibition offers, in addition to exhibits on and about the ‘Wall’ and ‘stasi’ memorials, a third and very important component: dealing with the former GDR in a purely scientific way.

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 to experience history with all their senses. Most of the exhibits from every-day life were donated to the museum by private households.

Tickets available at Berlin Service Center or at our Berlin Tourist Info at Hauptbahnhof, Brandenburg Gate and Neues Kranzler Eck.

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Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 1
10178 Berlin MITTE
Tel.: +49 30 – 847 12 37 31

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  • Admission € 9,50
  • Reduced € 6
  • Groups € 6,50 each person
  • Groups of pupils € 4,50 each person
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Sat10:00am - 10:00pm
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