Museum in the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery)

House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany Foundation

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Datsche und Trabi mit Dachzelt (c) Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland/Axel Thünker

The House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany Foundation has been showing the permanent exhibition Everyday Life in the GDR in the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery) in Prenzlauer Berg since November 2013. In the museum’s 600 m² space documents, film and audio recordings, slogans and around 800 original objects can be seen, including a complete newspaper kiosk, a workbench, a dacha and a Trabant car with a roof tent. After an introductory section dealing with the way the SED dictatorship functioned and saw itself, the exhibition is divided into three Chapters – World of Work, Supply and Recreation – which juxtapose the claims and propaganda of the political leadership with the reality of people’s lives in the GDR. This includes highlighting the ambivalent role of mass organisations and the work collective, which on the one hand created a feeling of community but on the other hand served the purposes of social control. Letters, interviews, schoolchildren’s compositions and Stasi records demonstrate how differently people dealt with political targets and coercion, the ways in which they got around them and how they were threatened when they resisted the prescribed model for living. Since 2014 the museum has additionally been showing special exhibitions on German contemporary history.

Museum in the Kulturbrauerei (Culture Brewery)
Knaackstraße 97
10435 Berlin

Telephone
+49 (30) 46 77 77 9-0
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 46 77 77 9-11
Fax
+49 (30) 46 77 77 9-17
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Monday
closed
Tuesday -Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday -Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

The museum is open again since 19 May.

24. December 2020
Closed
25. December 2020
10:00 - 18:00
26. December 2020
10:00 - 18:00
31. December 2020
Closed
Free entrance
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 46 77 77 9-11

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