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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.


  • 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

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent museum. Very informative.

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.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

Great museum

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

Good hands on museum. Enjoyable way to spend an hour or more.

Nathan C

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2014

Not really worth the money. There were so many people packed into a very small museum it was next to impossible to actually spend the time required to look at anything in detail.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2013

very poor value for money through viator, would have been much cheaper to purchase admission and food in the restaurant on the day, was offered the cheapest items on the menu with no choice.
the DDR museum is worth a visit and we found it interesting.

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