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Address: Steinbachstr. 5A, 06502 Thale, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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+49 3947 65633
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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So what it's all in German - it's still cool to check it out

Nicely done museum located on the 6th floor of a furniture store. There is an elevator (max 4 persons) that you can ride up. The bathrooms are on the 4th floor and are very... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2016
Chantilly, Virginia
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

Nicely done museum located on the 6th floor of a furniture store. There is an elevator (max 4 persons) that you can ride up. The bathrooms are on the 4th floor and are very clean. The timeline starts in 1949 and works forward, be sure to walk all the way to the end of the hall where 1949 starts and... More 

Thank RoadTrippre
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place is full of knick-knacks from the DDR time. Fascinating to see how people lived but don't expect a high level of detail

Thank BournvilleBob
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Highlight of a few days in the area! A journey back in time to furniture and household items of the past! Although i had a feeling some of the stuff is nowadays fashionable again! Great you can touch things!

Thank muisje7
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2014

There was a lot to see in this fascinating museum dedicated to life in communist East Germany. There are rooms (bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens) set up decade by decade to represent the kinds of consumer goods that were available at the time. As other reviewers have noted, it is helpful to have a German/English speaker along to translate the texts,... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

One would think that such an exhibit would include English reading tourists. It is in the former East? Don´t the citizens already know what they or relatives lived through? I was with a German and luckily could understand more than amassed products of the East. Not one sign had English explanation. The clerk at the payment counter was dour! In... More 

Thank Bud101
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Am not sure what to say. TONS of memorabilia. It was cool to look at, but everything is in German, so unless you have a good reading comprehension, you won't understand the descriptions, newspaper clippings, etc. There were some room displays, and some of the memorabilia was interesting, but for me, it was not worth the 5 euros. I think... More 

1 Thank a-travelin-foodie
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Cunningly placed on the sixth floor of a furniture store this museum is fascinating. Arranged as a series of themed rooms the whole story of the GDR is told from start to finish in a fairly superficial and entertaining way, largely using the detritus of the 1960's to '80s, although there are explanatory boards and a lot of books which... More 

1 Thank Phil C
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

As a child of the 70s my view of life in the DDR was based on what we were told. This museum was a social eye opener. Although all in German the items and rooms displayed tell a story of life through the decades. Go into furniture store and ask for lift to top floor. Worth a detour.

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