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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: (03 41) 22 20-0
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A museum to fully understand the growing of germany after the war, they explain taking all myths out of german history, put in real history with no cover, just consider its only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A museum to fully understand the growing of germany after the war, they explain taking all myths out of german history, put in real history with no cover, just consider its only in german there's no english, you can leave your things in the locjwrs downstairs, staff is very polite and there's a plaza just a cross the street if... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

..well done to the city authorities for pumping money into museums such as this. Extremely professional and excellently laid out. Outlines the history of Leipzig from just before first world war up to the present. Lots of interesting memorabilia. One criticism might be, more explanations in English but it didn't bother me that much. I should improve my German, so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We wanted to go there in the evening and entered before the closing time of this place. We were very rudely told that the place will close in 15 minutes. Not a good service.

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Thank Mel_the_globetrotter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

In my opinion the most interesting museum in Leipzig, especially for Germans, from East and West. The entrance is free, it is open all week except mondays, and takes up to 3-4 hours to walk through if you take the time to do it. Didactics are very well used and it gives accurate - in my view unbiased - views... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a fascinating step into history. The formation of and life in East Germany. Unfortunately there is very little in English so a lot of detailed information is not conveyed if you don't know German. But you still get the feel of the era.

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Istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is a free museum in the centre of Leipzig but all of the displays are in German. There are also video shows but these too are in German. The space inside seemed small or rather they seem to try and cram so much into a small space. I speak German so it was interesting to an extent but I... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Wonderful museum but speaking no German at all I found almost no signs in German. There was a free museum guide brochure in English available which allowed me to find my way around but I felt I missed so much because there is no other language but German. I found only 2 signs in English. An audio guide in other... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I think one of the reasons I would always come back to this museum is because it highlights the everyday life of Germans in divided Germany extremely well. There are many authentic relics displayed and in-depth explanations of everything regarding East German lifestyle, government, and culture.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Covers the GDR well - its strengths and weaknesses. Free and easy to walk round. Very central and well displayed.

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Thank 490theos
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I wandered in on a rainy afternoon, and am so pleased I did. This forum / museum is a wonderful interactive presentation of modern German history. Much of the information is translated, and those which aren't (for example the films) are easy to figure out. I learned a lot.

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