• Location: Berlin, Germany
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Experience life in socialist East Germany with a trip to Berlin’s exceptional DDR Museum. While away the hours exploring genuine artifacts and discovering fascinating stories about life in the German (or Deutsche) Democratic Republic (GDR) between 1949 and 1989. Your entrance ticket admits you to all areas of the museum, where you’ll see an authentic Trabi car, a replicated East German apartment complete with original television programming and more.


  • 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

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

Explore the museum independently learning all about the DDR!

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 and head straight inside with your 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 GDR election or undergoing a Stasi interrogation. At the end of your tour, exit the exhibition through the sobering hole in the Berlin Wall.

Customer Reviews

Ken J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Quite superb, a must if you visit Berlin. Easy to get to if you go on the Yellow Hop on Hop bus. It provides a real insight into life as it was in the former East Germany. Set against the cost of other attractions it is really good value.

Peter O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

A good overview of communist life with an actual flat, spy office and many other exhibits with full explanations

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Outstanding--no other words needed.

Steven P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016


Owain E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent museum, a fascinating insight in to life of the citizens of the GDR.

Eileen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very interesting look inside life during the Cold War. The museum is very crowded!

kenneth e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent museum. Very informative.

David W USA

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

Alastair M

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.

Arleen M

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

a self discovery museum, many interesting displays, i especially liked the actual flat that was there. there were many younger children there so i would suggest that the nude beach display be done behind the doors as other displays and not full exposure. i also thought there woukd be food service from the title. im not sure there was any reference to food.

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