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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: (03 41) 22 20-0
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A proper intellectual and emotional challenge

We lost track of time in this exhibition, in more ways than one. So much to take it, it was almost painful. If you're not a German speaker, you need to work hard to understand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We lost track of time in this exhibition, in more ways than one. So much to take it, it was almost painful. If you're not a German speaker, you need to work hard to understand what's going on here. Luckily I am so perhaps that's why I got so much from our visit. Maybe non Germans should read up on... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a lucky day. We came across the 2.00pm English guided tour which was free. If in Leipzig then this would be considered a must do. Our guide was amazing. She had first hand knowledge of the events including the start of the reunification on 9th November 1989. From a historic perspective this was a great museum, but the guide... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Zeitgeschichlitches Forum, the museum of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) reflects cutting-edge interactive design. The museum incorporates text, film clips, objects from everyday life (including East German versions of 1960s go-go-boots era clothing), propaganda posters and even a Communist official’s office. Finding our way out was a bit of a challenge; but, then, it was in East Germany, so... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very good permanent exhibition about everyday life at DDR - note: explanations only in german - situated nicely at city center and worth just to pop up and take just as much or little of time one feels fitting.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This museum is worth visiting when in Leipzig. It gives the history from WWII and to the reunion of the German nation. Through documents and eye whiteness descriptions you get and insight to how Germans understands the time from the division of their country after the war and leading up to today. The museum is also important in relation to... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a great experience on an english guided tour by Sebastian, who presented himself as having studied history in Leipzig, and in fact what a great performance, very entertaining and interactive, in a perfect and clear english. The tour took 1 hour and the focus was on one of the actual exhibitions, the East/West German history from 1945 till... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This museum of modern German history, concentrating on Leipzig and Saxony, is surprisingly robust and informative. The numerous displays are very well designed and accompanied by detailed and interesting information and analysis. No one with an interest in post-war East Germany should miss this place, It's stunning - one of the best history museums I have come across. Display postings... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We really wanted to learn about the GDR but without good German this museum is frustrating. There is a bit translated but it's the tip of the iceberg really. You can wander around looking at everything but if your German is basic/moderate so much of the displays is a mystery. An audio guide would be reasonably simple to do and... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

The second floor is the most important one of the museum: it offers an extended exhibition about the rise and fall of the former German Democratic Republic (DDR). A quick run-through, without going into all the exhibits, will take an hour or so. But chances are that you will stay much longer if you are in any way related to... More 

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Gottingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Not much to add to all the other reviews. We didn't see any lockers, but then we also didn't ask, or the signs could have been in German! It would be really helpful to have good German language skills for this museum, however, some of the museum can be understood without those skills. An excellent view into life in a... More 

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