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DDR Museum
DDR Museum

DDR Museum

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, Berlin, Germany, 10178

The Basics

Get an insider perspective on what it was like to live under communist rule between 1949 and 1990 with a trip to the DDR Museum. Museum tours typically include a guide to show you around and explain the realities of communist Germany in great detail. Book a private tour to delve deeper into the history of the DDR. Or purchase a skip-the-line ticket and avoid long entry lines, so you can spend more time exploring this curious era in Germany’s history.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The DDR Museum is a must-visit for history buffs and those interested in the Cold War.

  • Guided tours are available in 12 European languages and Japanese, but must be booked in advance.

  • The entire museum is accessible to wheelchair users, with a side entrance for those with mobility issues or who use a wheelchair.

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How to Get There

The DDR Museum is located at Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1 on the Spree river. The museum is a short walk from the S- or U-bahn rapid transit to Alexanderplatz, or take tram M4, M5, or M6 to the Spandauer Strasse stop.

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When to Get There

The DDR Museum is open from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 10pm Sunday. The museum welcomes guests 365 days a year and is a great place to visit when other Berlin attractions are closed.

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Life During the DDR

During communist rule, the government determined every aspect of life, from the clothes you wore to music you listened to. The museum has a replica DDR-era apartment that features food, TV, furniture, games, and everything in between, so you can get an in-depth look at how the average German lived during the communist regime.

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