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Address: Grimmaische Str. 6, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 341 22200
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With a high level of German you can join the hourly free guided tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nils L
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Nils L
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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!!!

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Thank robert l
Vercelli, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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

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Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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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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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Jethro672
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Mel_the_globetrotter
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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