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DDR Museum, Berlin 2019
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2013
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2013
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2016
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2018
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2018
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2016
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2016
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2016
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2016
DDR Museum, Berlin 2019
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2016
DDR Museum, Berlin 2019
DDR Museum, Berlin 2019
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2018
DDR Museum, Berlin 2019
© DDR Museum, Berlin 2017
The book about the permanent exhibition offers insights into life in the bygone state on 199 pages. 66 exciting chapters with more than 200 pictures and illustrations on the subject and the museum's guiding objects vividly describe everyday life in the DDR. The guide is also available in German, French, Italian, Spanish and (modern) Chinese.

The GDR Museum (DDR Museum) is located along the waterfront promenade underneath the Karl Liebknecht Bridge across from the Berlin Cathedral. The museum opened in 2006 under the motto "Hands-On History" and is devoted to exploring life and everyday culture in the former East Germany (GDR). The interactive exhibition does not present its items – most of which come from private households – behind window cases; on the contrary, it explicitly invites visitors to touch the pieces and even try them out. A pre-fab housing estate built to a 1:20 scale separates the exhibition into theme-based areas, which include "scarcity", "school", "youth culture" and "leisure". There are also drawers and cabinets that can be opened and in which visitors will find everyday objects and documents. Visitors can also sit at the wheel of a Trabant car and watch TV news reports in a typical GDR living room. In 2010, the exhibition was expanded by means of a new area focusing on the theme of "State and Political Party". A multimedia table in that area allows visitors to gain information about the organisation of the SED (Socialist Unity Party) in a fun way.

Location,

Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 1, Direkt an der Spree, gegenüber dem Berliner Dom, 10178 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 84 71 23 73-0

Fax,

+49 (30) 84 71 23 73-9

Website,

www.ddr-museum.de

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 9,80 €

Reduced price 6,00 €

Reduced tickets for children from 6 years, pupils, students, apprentices and disabled persons. An identification is required. Children under 6 years receive a free entry.

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Exhibitions

Foto: Sören Marotz, Berlin 2008
Graffitto eines unbekannten Künstlers an den Fundamenten des Palasts der Republik. Foto: Sören Marotz, Berlin 2008

Palace of the Republic

© DDR Museum, Berlin 2018

DDR Museum

A Hands-on Experience of History

Events

GDR Museum

Faces of work

Günter Krawutschke and the German Museum of Technology present their new photo book

Videostream, Lecture, talk

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Exhibit database

Tickets

Admission price

9,80 €

Reduced price

6,00 €

Reduced tickets for children from 6 years, pupils, students, apprentices and disabled persons. An identification is required. Children under 6 years receive a free entry.

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 84 71 23 73-2

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Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Library
  • Diaper changing table

Accessibility

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