The DDR is a private museum is located near the center of Berlin and is dedicated to depicting life in Communist Eastern Germany before reunification. It does not place much emphasis on the pros and cons of the Communist regime and ideology but takes the visitor into a setting where they can get a glimpse of an East Berliner's daily life.
Although the room covers over 400 square meters, it appears smaller due to the amount of exhibits contained within. Most of these are hands-on and fully interactive. There is much to see and touch. The collection includes such items as GDR clothes, television, toys and household items.
A classic Trabant car is on display which visitors can inspect in great detail. A typical GDR apartment has been set up, where you can watch TV while sitting on the couch or you can rummage through the drawers in the kitchen.
The museum is especially popular with young children as they are not restricted to purely looking at the objects but can handle them. Guided tours are also offered for children. For those wishing to rest for a while, take a seat on GDR original movie chairs and watch a documentary.
The information about the displays is in both English and German. The DDR does an impressive job of informing the visitor of how daily life was run before the fall of the wall.
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