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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+49 341 22200
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Post WWII East German history

Centrally located etensive exhibit of the history of the German Democratic Republic. The initial part that elaborates on the suffering of the poor East Germans during the Nazi... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located etensive exhibit of the history of the German Democratic Republic. The initial part that elaborates on the suffering of the poor East Germans during the Nazi years is something you will have to fight your way through, but after that, there is a well-balanced overview of several decades of history. Worth taking 2 to 3 hours to see.... More 

Thank bonsi7
Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Great exhibition . We had a very good guide who told us so many interesting stories in English . From the world football championship in Bern to the unification of Germany worth a visit.

Thank PPlace6
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This place can be visited in three ways. 1. going around on one's own 2. taking advantage of the countless interactive participation oportunities and finally 3. every 2 hours or so they offer a free guided tour covering the highlights of this enormous and interesting exhibition. From pre WWII over the uprising of 1953 in the GDR to finally the... More 

Thank Nils L
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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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59 reviews
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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 

Thank perico99
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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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