Experience life in socialist East Germany with a trip to Berlin’s award-winning DDR Museum to understand life under the dictatorship of the former DDR government between 1949 and 1989. Avoid the long queues with your skip the line entrance ticket which admits you to all areas of the museum. This interactive museum allows you to sit in an authentic Trabi car, undergo a Stasi interrogation or visit a replicated East German apartment complete with original television programming and more.
Journey through time to post-WWII East Germany with an eye-opening visit to the DDR museum in Berlin. Make your way to the museum located in central Berlin at the banks of the river Spree and head straight inside with your skip the line entrance ticket. Upon entering, assume the role of a Berliner in the unique socialist era of 1949 to 1989, and head to the first of many elaborate exhibition spaces to witness life behind the ‘Iron Curtain.’
The original sights and smells of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) will capture you as you wander into various replica spaces such as a perfectly reconstructed East German living room. Having a peek inside the original ‘Carat’ living room cupboard, check out the authentic kitchen appliances, and catch a few minutes of programming and propaganda on East German TV.
Continue to the popular Trabant car exhibition and learn about this standard vehicle of the ‘Eastern Bloc.’ Climb aboard and travel back to the streets of East Berlin with films of everyday scenes and a virtual tour through a GDR housing estate. Explore the museum at your own pace, learning about the Socialist Union Party and engaging in engrossing displays such as voting in a GDR election. At the end of your tour, exit the exhibition through the sobering hole in the Berlin Wall.