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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Duration:  Flexible
Step back in time to the days of East Germany, by heading inside Berlin’s DDR Museum and exploring at leisure. At your own pace, learn about life in the socialist country between 1949 and 1989, when it was named the German (or Deutsche) Democratic Republic. The entrance ticket includes access to all areas of the fascinating museum, of which highlights include a reconstructed East German apartment and a Trabant car virtual tour.

Enhance your experience by upgrading to include a 1- or 3-course typical East German meal at the on-site DDR restaurant – the Domklause.

Highlights

  • Entrance ticket to the DDR Museum in Berlin
  • Explore the museum independently, learning about former East Germany at your own pace
  • Walk through a reconstructed East German apartment, seeing a typical kitchen and lounge
  • Sit in an old Trabant car for a virtual tour of the streets of former East Germany
  • Learn about the Socialist Unity Party who created the DDR
  • Upgrade to include a 1- or 3-course meal at the Domklause, the DDR Museum restaurant

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a must-do tour if you want to get a real experience of what life was like in former East Germany. I highly recommend the upgrade options as you get to taste typical DDR food!

What You Can Expect

DDR Museum: Exhibits on the Culture, History and Food of Former East Germany

Explore the museum independently learning all about the DDR!

Head inside the DDR Museum in central Berlin with your entrance ticket, and explore its fascinating exhibition halls at leisure. Documenting life as ein Berliner during the days of former East Germany, the museum is spread over several different exhibition spaces – each depicting a different part of life behind the so-called Iron Curtain.

Explore a reconstructed East German apartment, and walk through its typical kitchen, stopping to rummage through artifacts housed in a wall unit. An old TV will be playing in the lounge, allowing you to see the type of programs and propaganda material that was once broadcast.

One of the museum’s popular exhibitions is an old Trabant car – a popular DDR-era vehicle – that’s been set up to give a virtual tour through an East German concrete-slab housing estate. Take a seat behind the wheel and see scenes from everyday life in former East Germany played on a screen in front of you.

The areas of the museum that cover everyday life in the DDR are separated from the exhibitions about the people that created the state. Walk through a smokescreen of a bleak-looking DDR housing block that separates the two areas, and learn about the Socialist Unity Party who were in power from 1949 to 1989.

If you are eager to enhance your understanding of the intriguing era, upgrade to include either a 1- or 3-course meal with a soft drink at the DDR restaurant, the Domklause. The spacious eatery is adorned with Socialist artwork like Ronald Paris‘ mural In Praise of Communism, and the menu focuses on food that may have been home cooked during the days of former East Germany. Simply use your ticket to eat at a time to suit you between the hours 10am to midnight.

1-Course Meal:
  • Half a roast chicken with mixed vegetables and fries OR children’s spiral pasta with tomato sauce
3-Course Meal:
  • Potato soup with Eberswalde sausages
  • Half a roast chicken with mixed vegetables and fries OR children’s spiral pasta with tomato
  • Swedish-style sundae (vanilla ice cream with apple puree and a drop of advocaat)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

it was great. We learned a lot about life in east Berlin. one can take a half an hour or can stay there for several hours as well. It was one of the highlights of our stay in Berlin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The museum itself is very interesting and informative. The restaurant treated us like special guests, and the meal was amazing. We ended up taking half the meal home, as it is far too much food. All in all, a great day, and great value.

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