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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: (03 41) 22 20-0
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About DDR

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Magdeburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

First thing you need to know is, the museum entry is totally free. That should attract everyone to pay a visit to this rich museum full of East German history. There are free lockers (another awesome feature!!!) available if you need to keep your bags/jackets safe. Only negative side is, not all the information are in English. A detailed visit... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited the Forum in February 2015. We were interested in their exhibition about the World War II, and we were not disappointed. The entrance is free, not only for the "Dauerausstellung" (which I believe means it is always there) but also for the exhibitions that are only there for limited periods of time. The exhibition about WWII was really... More 

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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