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Berlin TV Tower
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There are numerous exhibitions and activities to visit and enjoy at the DDR Museum. Although it sounds like an educational tour, the museum employs interactive technologies to present the history of DDR Germany in a fun-filled experience for all visitors. You can also enter and tour a fully equipped DDR-era apartment, where you can pull drawers, open cupboards, turn on the TV, and more.
Listen to soothing East German music and hear about visits to the West in the media section. The museum also houses computer simulations and videos on the 27 themes that form the core setting of the museum. The audios and videos combine the thrill of enigmatic Germany and also educate visitors in a fun-filled adventure at the same time.
The museum houses a kid-friendly installation where your little ones can see what life would have been like if they had lived in East Germany. The room is filled with toys and activities that your young ones can indulge themselves in. Unlike most other museums, kids here are allowed and encouraged to let loose with playful tasks and enjoy themselves to the fullest.
A five-room flat on the second floor is decorated with incredible care to detail: read the school jotters in the kid's room and juxtapose it with your own school life, and view the GDR-made caps, dresses, and other clothing items hanging in the wardrobe. In the well-equipped German kitchen, you'll find classic cupboards, spice racks, and ultra-modern pressure cookers that will take you back in time to DDR Germany.
Take a delightful journey across prefabricated districts in a genuine Trabant P601 automobile, a car synonymous with Communist Germany. Close to 70 years after the brand seized production of this peppy car, Trabants still roam the roads of Germany in thousands. Get the ultimate DDR experience through the 3D simulation on the windscreen which will make you feel like you're driving through East Germany.
When: 26. January 2022, 18:00
You might be familiar with the stunning World Time Clock on Berlin's Alexanderplatz, but ever wondered who's the man responsible? Acquaint yourself with the marvelous designer Erich John and foray into his work as a genius designer. This documentary film highlights the designer's intricate ability to create unique products that made up the basic equipment at DDR schools. Erich John designed the standard ice cream cup, the Wartburg steering wheel, practical artifacts, and various other major industrial goods in his fruitful career.
When: 9. February 2022, 18:00
If you're a finance buff, this lecture is for you. Led by Rainer Karlsch, an established economic historian, learn how the SED leadership dealt the ultimate blow to the remains of the private industry in 1972. Karlsch will share the findings of his research on East German family enterprises. Among other talking points, the historian will discuss how the share of private firms in the DDR's net product declined from 15% to 4% between 1971 and 1989.
When: 23. February 2022, 18:00
When at the museum, indulge in an insightful discussion led by the renowned analyst and scholar Frank Richter who highlights in detail the present difficulties in East Germany. A resident of Meißen and a former member of the renowned Group of 20, the interlocutor possesses unparalleled knowledge in the domain and can ensure that his discussion becomes one of the most enriching experiences of your tour.
Keen visitors have been able to learn about daily life in the GDR and engage themselves in the socialist state's history at this interactive permanent exhibition since 2006. This exhibition encompasses 47 thematic modules that explore music, art, consumerism, family, justice, education, borders, ideologies, and opposition. Visitors may touch and discover innovative displays and interactive learning stations in each location.
When: 24/9/20 - 18/4/22
Close to 30 years after its closing on September 19, 1990, the DDR Museum is exhibiting the history of the Palace of the Republic and its location. From the tales of the destruction of the Berlin City Palace in 1950 to the significant history of the DDR, the Republic Palace delves into events that changed the course of Germany as we know it today. Visit this exhibition to acquaint yourself with all the important events of the popular palace.
If you're a motorcycle enthusiast, this exhibition is not something you would want to miss. The DDR Museum houses a unique collection that includes over 130 restored motorbikes, scooters, mopeds, and sidecars from 40 years of DDR two-wheel production. Spread over 800 square meters, you must visit the DDR Motorbike Exhibition to learn about the famed history and technical prowess of DDR motorcycles.
Monday - Sunday: 9 AM - 9 PM
1 January: 9 AM - 9 PM
24 & 31 December: 9 AM - 4 PM
Address : Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, Direkt an der Spree, gegenüber dem Berliner Dom, 10178 Berlin
By Metro: The DDR Museum is an an easy 8-minute walk away from the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station (S3, S5, S7, S75).
Alternatively, you can walk to the museum for 11 minutes from Alexanderplatz station (RB14, RE, RE1, RE2, RE7, S3, S5, S7, S75, and U2, U5, U8).
By Tram: Take the M4, M5, or M6 tram to the Spandauer Str./Marienkirche station. From there, the DDR Museum is 250 meters away.
By Bus: Take bus number 100, 200, N2, N42, N60, N65, N5, N8, or N40 to the Spandauer Str./Marienkirche station. From there, the DDR Museum is 3 minutes away by walk.
Facilities at DDR Museum
Accessibility at DDR Museum
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The Lustgarten is a park located on Museum Island in central Berlin. The park has served as a parade ground, a rallying area, and a public park at various points throughout its history.
This restaurant serves Asian cuisine with an amazing view from the restaurant.
If you love Japanese food, this is a good place for you. It is also very close to the museum.
This is a nice coffee shop near the museum where you can have breakfast and lunch.
The DDR is one of Berlin's most popular museums, providing a unique experience for history buffs. Unlike most museums, where exhibits are carefully encased behind display cases, the DDR Museum's motto is "history you can touch." Exhibits vary from everyday life in East Germany to the Berlin Wall and the Stasi, and you may touch, handle, and interact with them.
You can buy DDR Museum tickets online. You can redeem your ticket directly at the entrance of the attraction and have a delightful experience.
The best place to buy DDR Museum tickets is online! You can book your tickets from the comfort of your own home, and you don't have to worry about waiting in line.
DDR Museum tickets cost €9.80.
DDR means German Democratic Republic. It is also known as East Germany, which was formed after World War 2.
Some of the events at the DDR Museum include 'Creator of the World Time Clock' and 'To the Point, East Germany!'.
There are a number of exhibitions to choose from. You can visit the DDR Motorbike Exhibition to learn about legendary German motorcycles, or, you can view the Republic Palace exhibition to learn all about the history of the DDR.
The DDR Motorbike exhibition is a must-see attraction at the DDR museum.
You can attend exhibitions and events at the DDR Museum, Berlin.
It is advised that you explore the museum for 3 to 4 hours.
Masks are mandatory for everyone to wear and the museum premises are frequently sanitized. The number of visitors is also limited with stringent vaccination certificate checks before admission.
You can reach the DDR Museum by train, tram, or bus.
The DDR Museum is open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM.
No, the DDR Museum is not very crowded.