The DDR Museum (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) houses an exhibition that features East German objects to illustrate how life was in the German Democratic Republic up until 1990.
The exhibits show with a wealth of detail the life of East Germans. The museum is very experiential, for example visitors can climb into a Trabant (the most famous East German car) or try on clothes from the period and walk around the recreations that even include sugar, medicines and some beauty products.
The most interesting section of the museum is a clothes collection and how the East Germans tried to keep up with the latest Western styles. And how they advertised their designs. The museum also includes a recreation of an East German house with a kitchen, bathroom and living room. The rooms are decorated with includes with all types of elements.
Although the exhibition is interesting, the museum is extremely small and is overcrowded, which makes the visit a little uncomfortable.
All the explanations are in English, so you won’t have any difficulty following the descriptions of the collection.
Daily from 10am to 8pm (Saturdays until 10pm).
Adults: € 9.80 (US$ 11.50) (Online € 8.50 (US$ 10))
Students: € 6 (US$ 7.10) (Online € 5.50 (US$ 6.50))
Berlin Welcome Card: 25% discount
Train: Hackescher Markt, lines S5, S7, S9 and S75.
Bus: Haltestelle Spandauer Straße, lines 100, 200, 248 and M48.