DDR Museum

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5 facts about Berlin and the DDR

This fantastic and interactive museum helps visitors feel what it was like living in the former East German 'Deutsche Demokratische Republik'. Here are some great tips to help make the most of a trip to the museum.

  • 1. DDR or GDR?

    These are one in the same! The GDR is simply an English translation of 'Deutsche' to 'German.' The DDR was the former East German state formed during the cold war.

  • 2. Topography of terror Berlin

    A trip at the topography of terror will give you insight into why the DDR was formed post WWII. Built on the site of the former Gestapo and SS headquarters, this slice of history is not to be missed.

  • 3. DDR museum Berlin

    Located right on the river Spree, the museum prides itself in giving visitors a true experience of the difference in life between people in former East and former West Germany.

  • 4. DDR interactive museum

    The museum's slogan is a 'hands-on experience of history.' And that really is what you get. A tour of the museum is a fully immersive and sensory experience.

  • 5. DDR museum exhibits

    The exhitibion covers 27 topics and has thousands of exhibits for you to view and handle. And after learning about the revolution you can leave slyly through a hole in the wall!

Planning Your Visit

  • What are the opening hours?

    The DDR Museum is open all year! Monday - Sunday; 9:00AM-9:00PM.

  • What are the entry fees?

    Adult: €9.80; Reduced: €6; VIP Ticket: €12; Reduced VIP: €8.50; Groups: €6.50; Student groups of over 10: €4.50

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Monday - Sunday 10:00AM-8:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-10:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets are just €9.50.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    This attraction is within walking distance from Hackescher Markt and Alexanderplatz, or buses 100 or 200 at Lustgarten.
  • Additional information
    Plan to spend at least 2 hours in the museum. | Photos are allowed, as long as they are for personal use.

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What people are saying about DDR Museum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 666 reviews

Really interesting museum! Has a ton of interactive experiences that’s good for all ages. I spent about 3 hours here looking at all of the exhibits within the museum. Also in a great location across from the Berliner Dome so you can get that great photo opp afterwards! Would recommend!

Incredible museum and content which really takes you back in time. The DDR museum is a poignant reminder of cold war and insight into the socialist ideal.

One of the best museums I’ve been to, very interactive with the right level of reading/information.

Very interesting museum that helps to understand everyday life in the DDR.

Fantastic museum with loads of interactive activities.