Skip the line at the DDR Museum (also known as the GDR Museum) in Berlin and dive right into history. Rummage through cupboards and drawers in…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The DDR Museum is open all year! Monday - Sunday; 9:00AM-9:00PM.
Adult: €9.80; Reduced: €6; VIP Ticket: €12; Reduced VIP: €8.50; Groups: €6.50; Student groups of over 10: €4.50
- 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.
What people are saying about DDR Museum
We read in the news that more than 2 million tourists were spending Easter in Berlin. The city centre was completely packed those days and the queue for this museum was insanely long. Hopefully we were smart enough to buy a skip the line ticker for the DDR museum with GetYourGuide. Buying this ticket is a must in high season and on weekends. The size of the museum is manageable and the price was very reasonable. We got a better idea of how living in the DDR was. You can experience the everyday life and learn about various events that marked this period. I recommend this tour to tourists but also to people living in Berlin like me. You can visit the Museum at any time on the day you purchased tickets for. So you can buy the ticket before planning your day. The location of the museum is also superb.
With each year Berlin changes - meaning it is so very difficult to imagine what life looked like for the ordinary person in the German Democratic Republic. The DDR Museum has gone to great lengths to recreate life in the old East Germany. I like how this museum not only recreated a DDR apartment but also told the story of East Germany. I was 14 when the Berlin wall fell so have no real idea of life behind the iron curtain. A visit to the DDR Museum will whisk you back in time to give you a snapshot of life in the GDR.
Very interesting museum, I recommend everyone who comes to Berlin to visit it! Beside high level of interactivity which I liked, the museum is also very informative so everyone who wants to learn more about how living in Easter Germany was during the cold war should not miss this landmark. And buying online tickets definitely pays off since the line in front of the museum can be quite long. This was the most crowded place I visited in Berlin so it really tells you something the value of the place.
No waiting was great when you are on a time limit. The museum was great - hand on history! Spent about 3 hours there - could have spent more looking at EVERYTHING!!!!!
I wanted to find out more behind Berlins history and DDR museum showed me what was history what make Berlin Berlin!!