Berlin Travel Tip:
DDR Museum

DDR Museum
DDR Museum

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. The museum is the 11th most visited museum in Berlin.

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 on July 15, 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.

In 2008, the DDR Museum was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR_Museum ]

Address: Berlin
Tags: DDR Museum, DDR-Museum Berlin, interactive museum, Berlin


Location of DDR Museum

Have a question about DDR Museum? Ask a local resident for special DDR Museum insider tips ...

In case you have a specific question for DDR Museum or would like a DDR Museum insider tip from one of our local property owners and DDR Museum experts. Simply add your question and enter your email address. You will typically receive responses from us soon, in many cases within less than 24 hours! Please note: We do not share your email address with with anyone. Responses will solely be sent from us.

Thanks for submitting your question about DDR Museum.
Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently one local expert assigned to DDR Museum.

Thanks for submitting your question to Live Like a German. We have currently more than local experts assigned to DDR Museum.

 I would like to also receive an occasional Live Like a German newsletter with special travel tips (at most once a month) and last minute Germany travel deals.


More Berlin Travel Tips

Berlin

Berlin is the capital city of Germany, and with a population of 3.4 million within its city limits, it is the country's largest city. It is the second most populous city and the eighth most populous urban area in the European Union. Berlin is a major…

Related: Berlin travel guide

Where to stay in Berlin?

We have a collection of charming and inviting vacation rentals in Berlin.

Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!

We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details

Germany Travel Tips & Recommendations: