DDR Museum

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, Berlin,
Admission: EUR 6
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening
 

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 2000
Tuesday: 1000 - 2000
Wednesday: 1000 - 2000
Thursday: 1000 - 2000
Friday: 1000 - 2000
Saturday: 1000 - 2200
Sunday: 1000 - 2000
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The DDR Museum is an interactive museum in the centre of Berlin. The museum is located in the former governmental district of East Germany, right on the river Spree, opposite the Berlin Cathedral.

Its exhibition shows the daily life in East Germany (known in German as the Deutsche Demokratische Republik or DDR) in a direct "hands-on" way. For example, a covert listening device ("bug") gives visitors the sense of being "under surveillance".

The museum was opened in 2006, as a private museum. The private funding is unusual in Germany, because German museums are normally funded by the state. The museum met some opposition from state-owned museums, who considered possibly "suspect" a private museum and concerned that the museum could be used as an argument to question public funding to museums in general.

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