DDR Museum: Exhibits on the Culture, History and Food of Former East Germany
Head inside the DDR Museum in central Berlin with your entrance ticket, and explore its fascinating exhibition halls at leisure. Documenting life as ein Berliner during the days of former East Germany, the museum is spread over several different exhibition spaces – each depicting a different part of life behind the so-called Iron Curtain.
Explore a reconstructed East German apartment, and walk through its typical kitchen, stopping to rummage through artifacts housed in a wall unit. An old TV will be playing in the lounge, allowing you to see the type of programs and propaganda material that was once broadcast.
One of the museum’s popular exhibitions is an old Trabant car – a popular DDR-era vehicle – that’s been set up to give a virtual tour through an East German concrete-slab housing estate. Take a seat behind the wheel and see scenes from everyday life in former East Germany played on a screen in front of you.
The areas of the museum that cover everyday life in the DDR are separated from the exhibitions about the people that created the state. Walk through a smokescreen of a bleak-looking DDR housing block that separates the two areas, and learn about the Socialist Unity Party who were in power from 1949 to 1989.
- Entry/Admission - DDR Museum
- Guided tour
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Waste of money.
a self discovery museum, many interesting displays, i especially liked the actual flat that was there. there were many younger children there so i would suggest that the nude beach display be done behind the doors as other displays and not full exposure. i also thought there woukd be food service from the title. im not sure there was any reference to food.
No need to purchase tickets ahead. I was excited to see this museum, but a bit disappointed. Lots of interactive exhibits which we did not find intriguing.
A good overview of communist life with an actual flat, spy office and many other exhibits with full explanations
Excellent museum, a fascinating insight in to life of the citizens of the GDR.
Very interesting look inside life during the Cold War. The museum is very crowded!