DDR Museum (GDR Museum)

History – hands-on.

  • © DDR Museum, Berlin 2015
  • © DDR Museum, Berlin 2015

The GDR Museum is one of the most popular museums in Berlin. And there's a reason for that: It shows life in former East Germany in all of its facets and offers history you can touch with its interactive displays. Numerous interactive media stations and authentic original pieces from the era show how East Germans lived. The family-friendly museum has doors and drawers to open and levers to press and every one of your senses can be used. State-of-the-art interactive media stations and touch-screen displays help visitors understand the basics of the political system in a fun way. There is much to discover in the exhibition in 35 varied topics about life in the GDR! In 2016, the GDR Museum expanded its exhibit and additionally shows an authentically furnished prefabricated apartment: a living room, a nursery, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom allow visitors to immerse themselves in the living atmosphere of the 80s. Watching TV in the authentic GDR living room, rummaging through the drawers of the Karat wall cupboards, the spice rack in the kitchen with authentic smells and the pressure cooker is still on the stove. Take a seat in a Trabi and off you go, thanks to the worldwide unique driving simulation through a housing estate of the 80s. Everyday life - the Wall - the Stasi: In the GDR Museum visitors learn everything important about the German Democratic Republic!

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