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Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
(03 41) 22 20-0
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Ranked #6 of 76 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

There is a ton of cool stuff in here, and to top it off it's free! The only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars is because there are very few English captions on any of the exhibits. There were 10-15 brief explanations on major events, but all of the individual item descriptions are only in German.

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Hsinchu County, Taiwan
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

As title, It's the best museum about DDR I visited in Germany, (even better than Berlin's) and I was really surprised that it's free for visiting. This museum displays a lots of records and objects about Germany and DDR, it can still be stayed few hours if you are interested in history about DDR.

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Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Extensive exposition on Germany's recent history, especially in the GDR. Very informative and interesting, also for children. Right in city center and no admission fees.

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Mumbai
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum is in the heart of Leipzig. It gives an insight into the recent history of the city during the communist era. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney
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138 reviews 138 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A complicated exposition of the trials and tribulations of people in the GDR as they experience the end of Nazism and its replacement by an equally nasty regime. The museum in general looks at the darker side of life under Communism, certainly highlighting the brutality. Not necessarily the easiest museum to have a logical pathway through, but well worth the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

When we visited there was a special exhibit on American influences post-war which was very well- displayed and presented in both English and German. Several floors of a modern building are used for the museum so it was uncrowded and easy to navigate. Worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Fantastic museum in what looks to be an office building in the centre of Leipzig. A detailed review of East-West relationships and life in the DDR. And it's free, although mainly in German.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This museum shows the visitor how the East German GDR (die DDR) came into being, what daily life was like, who was who and how people were effected by the positive and negative aspects of living in a socialist state. Then came the end - Protests and celebrations, elections and reunification. The inclusion of a personal story opportunity was a... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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486 helpful votes 486 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Allow a good few hours to peruse the materials on display here. As other reviewers have pointed out there is only introductory boards in English with the predominance in German only but this does not lessen the impact of the materials. We were absorbed for the time we were there. There is also a Science Fiction display on the third... More

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Worcester
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This modern museum presents the story of the transition from post war life to modern life in Germany. Starting with the devastation of a defeated nation in 1945 the museum covers the period of Russian occupation, the East German DDR government and transition to German reunification after 1989. Exhibits address both the political and the domestic issues faced by residents... More

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