DDR Museum

DDR Museum information

Berlin , Germany
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 1
+49 30 847 123 731
Getting there
Bus: 100, 200, TXL
Sbahn: Hackescher Markt
More information
adult/concession €7/5
Opening hours
10am-8pm Sun-Fri, to 10pm Sat
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This interactive museum does an entertaining job of pulling back the iron curtain on an extinct society. You'll learn how, under communism, kids were put through collective potty training, engineers earned little more than farmers, and everyone, it seems, went on nudist holidays. A highlight is a simulated ride in a Trabi (an East German car).

One section also addresses the more sinister sides of daily life, including the chronic supply shortages and surveillance by the Stasi (secret police).