Discount: 10% discount on the regular admission price
The GDR Museum is “history you can touch”, because texts and over 200 objects from everyday life, with which visitors can interact, are hidden in drawers and cabinets. This turns the exhibition into an experience in one of the most interactive museums in the world.
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Visitors are taken on an interactive journey back in time to the socialist past. They can take a seat in the world’s only Trabant driving simulation, dance Lipsi, or browse through the rooms of a faithfully furnished WBS 70 prefabricated apartment. Touching and trying out the exhibits is expressly encouraged in the DDR Museum! Everywhere there is something to discover, to touch, to experience. One’s own knowledge is expanded, clichés are reconsidered and history is experienced firsthand – according to the principle of “history to touch”.
The GDR Museum is one of the most visited museums in Berlin. It offers a comprehensive presentation of life in the German democratic republic, covering various aspects such as political, military, and economic structures as well as everyday life shaped by the dictatorship.
The unique exhibition presents a historical perspective from the point of view of the population and highlights the impact of the decisions of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) on everyday life.
The chosen cultural-historical perspective provides a deep understanding and goes beyond the presentation of simple historical facts.
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The interactive exhibition is not chronological but thematically divided into 47 modules. In each of the thematic areas, exciting exhibits and interactive installations can be discovered that tell stories about life in the GDR. Entering the first part of the exhibition, one finds oneself in a prefabricated housing estate on a scale of 1:20. What appears gray, dreary, and monotonous at first glance is, on closer inspection, merely a shell for a lively everyday culture.
In the second part of the exhibition, one enters the “semicircle of power” and sees: in the center sits the party. Around this center, the various sections on topics such as “politics,” “military,” “economy” or “state system” gather in a semicircle.
In the third part of the exhibition, you can discover a completely and faithfully furnished Plattenbau apartment and private life in the GDR. A child’s and teenager’s room, a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom, a Stasi listening room, and a garage can be freely explored and experienced.
The museum’s collections currently comprise around 300,000 objects. Most of them come from private individuals who bequeathed their “life companions” to the museum. Thousands of different donors have thus preserved objects for posterity.
Experience German history up close in the DDR Museum and get an authentic insight into the lives of people in the GDR!
Opening hours: daily from 9 am to 9 pm
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