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DDR Museum

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The DDR Museum is one of the most interactive museums in the world, where you can experience the history and everyday life of the former East Germany. Here are some information and tips to help you plan your visit.

  • The DDR Museum is located at Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, Berlin, 10178, near the Spree river and the Berlin Cathedral.
  • The DDR Museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, except on some public holidays. You can check the current opening hours on the museum’s website .
  • The ticket prices are €12 for adults, €8 for students and seniors, €6 for children (6-16 years old), and free for children under 6 years old. You can also buy a combined ticket with the Berlin Dungeon for €25 for adults and €19 for children (10-15 years old).
  • You can buy tickets online or at the DDR Museum’s entrance. Online tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase and allow you to skip the queue. You can also book guided tours for groups of up to 25 people.
  • The DDR Museum has a large collection of original objects, interactive installations, and multimedia displays that cover various aspects of life in the former East Germany, such as politics, culture, economy, education, leisure, media, and more.
  • Some of the highlights of the exhibition are:
    • A simulation of driving a Trabant P601, the iconic car of the GDR.
    • A reconstruction of a typical prefabricated apartment with five rooms that you can enter and explore.
    • A mural depicting the «Praise of Communism», a poem by Bertolt Brecht that was displayed in public places in the GDR.
    • A replica of a Stasi prison cell that shows the harsh conditions of political prisoners.
    • A display of various consumer goods that were available or scarce in the GDR, such as food, clothing, electronics, toys, etc.
  • The DDR Museum also offers various educational programs, events, and publications for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. You can find more information on the museum’s website.
  • To get to the museum, you can use public transport or bike. The nearest stations are S Hackescher Markt, S+U Alexanderplatz, and U Klosterstraße. You can also park your car at the nearby Q-Park Am Alexanderplatz for a fee.
  • Some tips to make your visit more enjoyable are:
    • Plan at least two hours to see everything in the museum.
    • Avoid peak times, such as weekends and school holidays, when the museum can get very crowded.
    • Bring your own headphones to listen to the audio guides that are available in several languages.
    • Respect the museum’s rules and do not touch or damage any objects that are not meant to be interactive.
    • Have fun and learn something new about a fascinating period of German history!

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