Dear visitors of the DDR Museum, dear guests of the GDR restaurant Domklause. Unfortunately, at the moment there are many guests in Berlin - and also in our immediate surroundings - who are addressed by beggars. They ask for money, empty bottles (deposit bottles) or cigarettes, often very pushy. More recently, the beggars also ask for donations for deaf-dumb or similar organisations with dubious donation lists whose existence must be highly doubted. The police has got those lists already and investigates. Apparently, the beggars are part of gangs.
We would like to recommend to you to just ignore these begging activities. Of course, it is your choice how to react in such a situation. Please bear in mind to take care of your valuable objects during your city trips and sightseeing as well as during visits of attractions and museums - also pickpocketing happens in Berlin.
If you get harrassed or annoyed in the surroundings of the museum or restaurant, please let us know immediately so that we can assert our domiciliary rights. Besides, we want you to enjoy an unconcerned stay at the DDR Museum and the GDR restaurant Domklause.