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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: (03 41) 22 20-0
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The People's Past

I think one of the reasons I would always come back to this museum is because it highlights the everyday life of Germans in divided Germany extremely well. There are many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Wanderin-der-Welt
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Columbus, Ohio
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Brussels, Belgium
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51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Wonderful museum but speaking no German at all I found almost no signs in German. There was a free museum guide brochure in English available which allowed me to find my way around but I felt I missed so much because there is no other language but German. I found only 2 signs in English. An audio guide in other... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I think one of the reasons I would always come back to this museum is because it highlights the everyday life of Germans in divided Germany extremely well. There are many authentic relics displayed and in-depth explanations of everything regarding East German lifestyle, government, and culture.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Covers the GDR well - its strengths and weaknesses. Free and easy to walk round. Very central and well displayed.

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Thank 490theos
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I wandered in on a rainy afternoon, and am so pleased I did. This forum / museum is a wonderful interactive presentation of modern German history. Much of the information is translated, and those which aren't (for example the films) are easy to figure out. I learned a lot.

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Thank Claire B
Southport
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This Museum traces the history of the setting up, career and downfall of the German Democratic Republic from 1945 to 1989. There may be an audio guide but I wasn't offered one. Some of the information providing a commentary on historical developments is translated into English but the wording relating to and on the exhibits specifically is in German. If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 81 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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Thank Sandy S
Leipzig, Germany
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
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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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