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“Informative and easy to visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
(03 41) 22 20-0
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Ranked #6 of 122 things to do in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mumbai
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“Informative and easy to visit”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney
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“A 45 year experience that did not succeed”
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 effort. Limited number of English language information boards.

Visited May 2014
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“Nicely staged exhibits”
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.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Good little museum”
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.

Visited March 2014
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“Museum masterpiece”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This museum shows the visitor how the East German GDR (die DDR) came into being, what daily life was like, who was who and how people were effected by the positive and negative aspects of living in a socialist state.
Then came the end - Protests and celebrations, elections and reunification. The inclusion of a personal story opportunity was a great innovation.
The visitor really needs to be able to read/understand German to get the mist from any visit.

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