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The GDR Museum in Berlin

The GDR Museum in Berlin

In the DomAquarée CityQuartier, visitors can immerse themselves in a lively piece of GDR everyday culture:

What's it feel like to be bugged? Is a prefab building living room comfortable and how does it feel like sitting behind the wheel of a Trabi? The GDR Museum Berlin answers these questions and many more with its permanent exhibition "Everyday life of a past to touch". The exhibits are not only displayed in classic showcases in the museum, the richness of the interactive arrangement is in the foreground. The positive and negative sides of the GDR are illuminated in this exhibition.

GDR Museum

Location & Sights nearby

The GDR Museum is located in the centre of Berlin in the Berlin-Mitte district. It is located in the former government district of East Germany, directly on the Spree, opposite Berlin Cathedral and Museum Island. On the island you will find famous museums such as the Pergamon Museum or the Old National Gallery. The lively Alexanderplatz is also not far away.


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Brief history of the GDR Museum

The GDR museum project was initiated by the ethnologist Peter Kenzelmann from Freiburg. According to media reports, he had searched for a museum about the GDR on a trip to Berlin, but had found none. He therefore decided to close the gap and opened the museum on 15 July 2006 with Gordon Baron of Godin. Most of the exhibits from everyday life come from private households that have bequeathed their "companions" to the museum. On November 7, 2017, the museum welcomed its five millionth visitor.

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Address: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 10178 Berlin
Opening times: Monday - Sunday 10am - 8pm Saturday 10am - 10pm
Admission: Adults: 9,50 € Reduced: 6,00 € Online tickets from 7,50 €   Groups/P.: 6,50 € Student groups/P.: 4,50 €
Public Transport: S- und U-Bahnhof Alexanderplatz S-Bahnhof Hackescher Markt Bus: 100, 200, 248, M48, TXL: Stop: Spandauer Straße Tram: M5, M4, M6: Stop: Spandauer Straße

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Experience history to touch at the GDR Museum in Berlin.

Tauchen Sie ein in die Vergangenheit und erfahren Sie mehr über die Geschichte der DDR. Wie war das Leben in der DDR? Setzen Sie sich in ein Wohnzimmer aus der damaligen Zeit, schalten Sie den Fernseher an, stöbern Sie in Schubladen und Schränken. Zündschlüssel umdrehen und los geht’s mit dem Trabi durch die Plattenbausiedlung bei einer simulierten Fahrt. Nehmen Sie in einem originalen Kinosessel Platz und schauen Sie Reportagen. Ein unvergesslicher Besuch im DDR Museum in Berlin

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Cycle comfortably through Berlin, from Prenzlauer Berg, over Museum Island, along the Berlin Wall to the government district. During your stops, the city guide explains interesting facts about the sights in Berlin. Get to know hidden corners, interesting backyards and hip parks.
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