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.
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.
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.
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.
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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