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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: (03 41) 22 20-0
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Very complete and fair presentation of Germany's recent history

While the DDR museum in Berlin is focussing on the goods and associated memories of people living in the DDR this museum shows the political history and struggles. Less memorablia... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the DDR museum in Berlin is focussing on the goods and associated memories of people living in the DDR this museum shows the political history and struggles. Less memorablia and more background.

Thank JR_Cirpka
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is in a way like "the" definitive museum on East German history. As Leipzig was where popular protests against the East German Communist regime boiled over in 1989, it is the most fitting place for the definitive German memorial/museum on GDR history/repression/revolutio. Here you can learn more about the histoiry of German division, the Soviet occupration, founding of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

this is a must! the displays bring to life the story of post war germany, especially in the East. We had a tour (free) with an English speaking guide and it was WELL worth waiting for. Easily overlooked because it doesn't leap out of the guide books, but DON"T miss it!!!

Thank robert l
Vercelli, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

It is located in the town centre, the entrance is free, the exibitions are excellent, big and well exposed, it shows and describes well a big part of German history, really worth a visit, I went twice in a week

Thank Wallyontravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This is Avery nice museum with the latest history of Leipzig and the DDR. The exposition is only in German, but at the entrance you are given a little document which explains the museum. I didn't know that the resistance and movement to bring down the wall started here at Leipzig! A must see from my point of view.

Thank StardustMx
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jethro672
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Mel_the_globetrotter
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank kcebuel
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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