DDR Museum

DDR Museum information

Berlin , Germany
Street Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 1
+49 30 847 123 731
Getting there
bus 100, 200
train Hackescher Markt
More information
adult/concession €6/4
Opening hours
10am-8pm Sun-Fri, to 10pm Sat
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Lonely Planet review

In East Germany kids were put through collective potty training, engineers earned little more than farmers and everyone, it seems, went on nudist holidays. Such are the fascinating nuggets you’ll learn at the small, interactive DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) Museum dedicated to teaching the rest of us about daily life behind the Iron Curtain. Small and delightfully interactive, this is where you can turn the ignition key of an authentic Trabant car or learn how to dance the Lipsi, the GDR’s answer to rock ‘n’ roll. A must for Good Bye Lenin! fans. Lest you get the impression that life in the GDR was cute and wholesome, though, you might want to follow up a visit here with a trip out to the Gedenkstätte Hohenschönhausen (Stasi Prison).