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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum

Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
Phone Number: (03 41) 22 20-0
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Ranked #3 of 62 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Manchester, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Of all the exhibitions and museums I've seen that focus on German history (East and West) since 1945, this is the best one I've been to. The multimedia displays are really engaging and kept me interested for a couple of hours, which is a good sign as I don't tend to hang around museums and galleries for long. Most importantly,... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wonderful permanent exhibition on the former DDR. Free to the public, this museum nicely combines realia and artifact with a variety of interactive presentations. Though the major points are present in English and German, the finer points are exclusively in German, so an intermediate knowledge do that language is useful here.

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Frankfurt, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The museum holds exhibitions on very interesting topics. The exhibitions are well displayed and quite interactive. I only had the chance to visit the temporary exhibition, which is concerntrated on sexism. It opens discussions on gender inequality, gender identity, etc. If I had more time, I would definitely spend 3-4 hours here.

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74 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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17 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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