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Museum in der Kulturbrauerei

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Prenzlauer Berg
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Address: Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Authentic little museum

This is a gem of a museum. Packed with lots of things, ranging from a Trabi with a tent on top, to regular food products and everyday household items, to a fascinating look at how... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
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Wotton under Edge
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a gem of a museum. Packed with lots of things, ranging from a Trabi with a tent on top, to regular food products and everyday household items, to a fascinating look at how the East German state organised its workforce. Most of the notices are in English as well as German. Easy to find, as it's signposted clearly... More 

1 Thank Thomson_Clan
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a small,but excellent museum showing the control and oppression of the government in the DDR. This museum has many articles from the period and lots of pictures and letters showing the ridiculousness of the "Socialist Paradise". Most of them are in German only, but you can get an understanding from the exhibits if you do not speak German,... More 

1 Thank RicT137
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It's not big but very informative and has a great exhibition of the life before the fall of the wall. Lots to see and read about. And it's free!

1 Thank Linor D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were recommended this museum on the basis that it was in the vicinity of the Berlin Wall museum a few stops from the Kapelle der Versöhnung & Berlin Nordbahnhof on the tramline. It's free and it's very informative on everyday life in the old GDR. We would recommend calling in but we walked passed the entrance without realising that... More 

1 Thank WanderingAlbertRoss
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Shows clearly the reality of people living under the GDR: the difficulties, frustrations, neighbours spying on each other, and inability to get things done. The promises of a better life which were not met, organised leisure time etc. are clearly shown through photos,,videos, and lots of realia from the period. A great experience, really well displayed, and lots of places... More 

1 Thank jakigj2016
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I found it to be an interesting museum about life in East Germany. It is good for 1-1.5 hours. Also a good food truck place nearby summer months on Sunday

1 Thank AlcoholProf
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Many people will tell you to go to the DDR Museum, which is also an equally good museum, but this one is just as interesting, less crowded and the best part it's free!

1 Thank CarlRobin
Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

With a lot of memorabilia and facts from East Berlin before the fall of the wall, this museum is well worth visiting! Peculiar, sad, interesting and horrible. There are signs in english, but a lot of text e.g. old postcards and diaries are in german. So, congratulations for thos of you that understand german. You should go here, now. The... More 

1 Thank Giraff42
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Visit the museum at the Kulturbrauerei instead of the DDR museum, it's MUCH better! Here's why: 1. They have many unique artifacts set up in neat rooms like they would have been in the DDR (kitchens, grocery stores etc) 2. It gives a deeper insight into the daily life of ordinary people in the DDR 3. Learn more about a... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

With lots of stories, video, pictures and items from that era, you get an excellent view on how life was during the Cold War in East Berlin: housing, food, newspapers, propaganda, jobs and even holidays, and how people coped with the situation. Astonishing to realise that this was still in place less than 30 years ago. Much recommended for anyone... More 

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