Nomination as "European Museum of the Year"
European Museum of the Year Award 2012  Second nomination
Christmas   Open all holidays

December 15th, 2011  Reindeer, Rod, Red Socks

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  European Museum of the Year Award 2012
Second nomination

The DDR Museum has been nominated as a candidate for the prestigious "European Museum of the Year Award 2012" for its second permanent exhibition. Presented annually, the shortlist selects Europe's best museums and is widely regarded as Europe's most important award of its kind.

This nomination is a particular praise to all of us who worked so hard last year to implement the extension of the DDR Museum and the new permanent exhibition's concept.

In 2008, we were already nominated with our first permanent exhibition, but unfortunetaly didn't win the award though. That's why we hope to win this year even more and keep our fingers crossed. This nomination is a great earlier Christmas present :)

Open all holidays

We wish you merry christmas and relaxing days with your families! Of course the DDR Museum is open for you every day:

24th of December: 10am to 4pm

25th+26th of December: 10am to 8pm

31th of December: 10am to 10pm

01st of January: 10am to 8pm

Every other day we're open on a regular base: 10am to 8pm, saturdays to 10pm.

  December 15th, 2011, 7 pm
Reindeer, Rod, Red Socks
Santa Claus in the GDR – A search for traces with the improvisation theatre group “Theater ohne Probe”
How was the birth of Jesus boy celebrated in the GDR? Yet the scientific atheism was part of the state ideology? Were there attempts of reinterpretation? Was the Christmas angel renamed to the “winged year-end wings figure” to make the people forget the religious content of the celebration? Or had Christmas already become a western-style orgy of consumption? And Santa Claus a hollow body made of chocolate? The “Theater ohne Probe” and the house historian of the DDR Museum, Stefan Wolle, are searching for traces. Where this trace leads to, is completely uncertain as always.

Play by:
Sonja Dif, Actress, Berlin
Thomas Jäckel, Actor, Berlin
Dr. Stefan Wolle, Historian, Berlin
Date: December 15th, 2011
Time: 7 pm
Entry fee: 8,- €, reduced 6,-€
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Interactive, playful, vivid, entertaining and scientifically well-founded, the DDR Museum offers you the opportunity to experience the GDR everyday life yourself. Buy your ticket online and decide yourself for a date. Even for ceremonial events, e.g. birthdays or anniversaries, entrance cards are a nice idea for a gift.
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Location and contact:

DDR Museum
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1
10178 Berlin
right on the river Spree,
directly opposite the Berlin Cathedral

Tel: +49 (0)30 - 847 123 73 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 - 847 123 73 - 9

The DDR Museum

The DDR Museum is Berlin's interactive museum and shows the life in the GDR in his permanent exhibition. The museum was established in 2006 and has been one of Berlin's most visited museums since 2007. The concept "A hands-on experience of history" is considered to be unique in the world.

Most of the above events are projects of the DDR Museum Berlin e.V., the society supporting the museum. Become member of the society here and visit the society's events for free
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The visitor centre is a one minute walk from the DDR Museum. Monday - Sunday
no closing day
10am - 8pm
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