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Small but fascinating museum

We enjoyed an hour or so in this relatively compact museum which illustrated many aspects of day to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mighty-Red
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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This was a good experience, giving a very good overview of living in the GDR after the war. Lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Godojudi
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Knaackstr. 97 | Museum in der Kulturbrauerei, 10435 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an hour or so in this relatively compact museum which illustrated many aspects of day to day life in the DDR. It is a rather more serious and formal establishment than the DDR Museum. Some of the signage is pretty small so if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good experience, giving a very good overview of living in the GDR after the war. Lots of examples, real life style set ups of what the people experienced in the many years until the wall came down.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a reasonable little museum that's a little off the beaten path. There's no entry fee to the museum and it offers a great little insight into the life in the former GDR.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Many aspects of life under the East German regime are exhibited here, from the groceries, to work, and house. For us, it was a better experience than the DDR museum (and it's free).

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

This place is very good free museum in great place (Kulturbrauerei) whole areal is amazing and neibourghood is full of good restaurants

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

A free museum with great information. What was it really like in the old East Berlin? Well laid out exhibits with heaps of information and personal stories.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob R
Reviewed December 8, 2018

This is one of the best museums I’ve seen and it is free. Gives you a great picture of life in East Germany under Communism with displays of actual rooms, the car camping set up, and lots more. The building itself is pretty cool, too,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

We were excited to enter this museum to learn more about life in East Berlin/East Germany. Unfortunately, most of the captions and explanations were in German, so while this museum may have been quite meaningful to Germans, it was difficult to follow as a foreigner...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Well designed and laid out. The best museum in Berlin and it's free and away from the tourists. The staff were excellent. Very surprised to stumble across such a good museum as it doesn't seem to be advertised as much as the other bigger museums,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank luby10
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Very nice surprise. Explains the life of people in East Germany, how the modernity from the 50’s to the 80’s also came to this country, just differently. With many real objects taken from normal life, the museum shows what it mean to every days’ life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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