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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: (03 41) 22 20-0
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Very good permanent exhibition about everyday life at DDR

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Leipzig, Germany
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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3 attraction reviews
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 18 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 152 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A very interesting museum, and free! Lots to see, not a lot of English descriptions but there are some. Sometimes too dark to read the labels, and quite confusing to find your way round, but well worthwhile nevertheless.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The major things are in English, but there is a lot more info in German. The audio guides are only for groups. Entrance is free. The visiting exhibits are interesting to include the current sex exhibit (all in German, but easy to figure out based on items displayed).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you are interested in german history, you must vist this museum. I was there in summer, from the window of this museum you get a nice view of Leipzig. It located in the midst of Leipzig.

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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: (03 41) 22 20-0
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig>  > Zentrum
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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