DDR Museum, Berlin

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    DDR museum

    by Turska Written Sep 7, 2014

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    This was at our "if we have time"-list, but since the heavy rain got us when we tried to walk to Brandreburger tor, we suddenly thought this would be a great idea. But we weren´t the only ones!
    There was a long line of people getting in. But since it would rain as much when walking, or standing at line, we stayed.
    It is quite interesting museum. Would have been nicer to not have it so stuffed with people and hard to see things behind all the people. And if you wanted to stop, everyone behind you needed to stop. Luckily it got little better after first rooms, and people had more room to walk.
    Some things were only in German and for example it would have been nice to know what did happen on tv at living room, when a man talked at some kind of parliament and people seemed to be excited. We understood nothing. There could have been texting added later, or some info at the wall at least.
    Ticket was 7e, and I noticed now you could get discount when buying them on line.
    Looked like the clidren also did like it (we don´t have any, but there was quite a lot of children).

    This one I know! It was at Finnish tv to at 1980��s
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    Interesting

    by Linse Written Mar 21, 2014

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    It´s worth a visit. The fun part is the apartment made with old things from DDR where you can go around exploring.
    You can eat a lunch in the restaurant - I can recommend the solijanka soup, it´s really good :-)

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    DDR Motorrad Museum

    by alancollins Written Mar 6, 2013

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    As a keen motorcyclist many moons ago, I thought I would pay a visit to the DDR Motorrad Museum. This museum specialises in displaying over 140 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds built in the DDR. Though you would see the occasional motorcycle such MZ, which were exported to the UK and available at a cheap price they were best described as utilitarian. They had none of the style of the 'western' built motorcycles. I believe that with the exception of MZ all of these motorcycle companies no longer exist and have gone the same way as well known British manufacturers. The museum covers an area of 1000 square metres and is housed under 6 S-Bahn arches which is unique in itself.
    The museum is open 7 days a week.

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    The DDR Museum

    by alancollins Updated May 26, 2012

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    One of the newer museums in Berlin is the DDR Museum. It gives an insight into the history of East Germany with hands on artefacts, films, photographs and a Trabant. The basic concept is a brilliant idea but unfortunately the size of the museum is small. When you have a couple of classes of school children looking around the museum its pushed for space. With an entrance fee of 6 euros it also seems expensive compared to the more traditional larger museums

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    DDR museum

    by SandiMandi Updated Aug 5, 2011

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    The DDR museum is very different from your average museum. It shows you what the everyday life was like in the GDR. You' re allowed and it's even recommendable to touch the items displayed and open up drawers and closets.

    There's an authentic apartment furnished with typical DDR style and it feels like you're stepping back in time when you enter the living-room. There's also a real Trabi in the museum and you can even sit behind the wheel if you like.

    It's really an interesting experience, but I'd recommend visiting on weekdays and if possible, avoid public holidays. We were there on Good Friday and it was so crowded that it was almost impossible to see or try anything. The entrance fee is 5,50 EUR (2008).

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    DDR Museum

    by Bavavia Written Sep 18, 2010

    Peek inside the life of average citizens during the cold war...... limited selection of goods to buy... how they dressed, how they worked, what their flats looked like.. interesting interactive nicely organized museum. It is a little small inside so if its crowded it can get frustrating, but just be patient... they also have a film that continuously runs that is from the cold war error and is interesting to watch.. about 15 minutes , it keeps recycling and running.

    admission. 5.5. euro

    typical east german kitchen limited supplies of what you can buy

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    DDR Museum

    by lina112 Written Aug 4, 2009

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    The DDR Museum is located in the Mitte area, where at the time of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was located Palasthotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in Berlin, demolished after the Reunification. The Museum of the GDR shows interactive and entertaining style of life during the German Democratic Republic. The story in its various facets with exposed objects to see and touch!

    El DDR Museum se ubica en la zona de Mitte, donde en la época de la República Democrática Alemana (RDA) estaba situado el Palasthotel, uno de los más lujosos hoteles de Berlín, demolido luego de la Reunificación. El museo de la RDA muestra de manera interactiva y entretenida el estilo de vida durante la República Democrática Alemana. La historia en sus más diversas facetas expuesta con objetos para ver y tocar!

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    DDR Museum - Life during the Cold War

    by trvlrtom Updated Aug 2, 2009

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    The DDR Museum is one of Berlin's newer museums (2007), where you can see what it was like to live in East Germany before the fall of the wall in 1989. There are lots of artifacts, including the once ever present Trabant auto. The museum has a good gift shop.

    If you are going to see the Deutches Historisches Museum, much of what is seen here may be redundant. The DDR museum obviously has a more narrow focus, and won't draw you in for more time. It is also very interactive. If you want more background and context, then I'd recommend the other museum.

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    Museum of East Germany

    by deeper_blue Written Apr 23, 2008

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    DDR is one of Berlin's latest additions to the museum circuit. It documents the Soviet run East Germany from 1945-90. It shows artifacts, TV propaganda, fashion and even sports a model of a Trabant car. Entrance 5.50 euros

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