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Last Saturday, many things were going on at the DDR Museum late at night: On the occasion of the 35th Long Night of Museums in Berlin theDDR Museum opened its gates between 6pm and 2am, of course along with an interesting program for our guests!
The event started with an informative talk by Spreepark-expert Christopher Flade, author, tour-guide and fan page-operator of the amusement park „Spreepark Plänterwald“ in Berlin Treptow-Köpenick, which has been closed since 2004. Mr. Flade talked about the park’s diverse history, the current situation as well as future plans for the area. Following the talk he offered our guests a quiz, where members of the audience could win free tickets for the summer play „Spuk unterm Riesenrad“ ("Spook under the Ferris wheel"). The play will be performed until September, 6th at the Spreepark in an open-air setting. Mr. Flade was supported by the Spreepark-mascot Theo Tintenklecks, who was available for photos with our guests or simply a hug.
Throughout the evening, our exhibition was also filled with numerous interested visitors. Berliners, international guests, families and couples discovered our interactive museum and took advantage of the opportunity to relax in one of our canvas chairs with a view of the river Spree. Also a cool drink at our open air bar tasted especially delicious during the warm summer night.
Around 11pm it got especially tumultuous at the museum: The three „Spuk unterm Riesenrad“ characters Riese, Rumpelstilzchen and Hexe mingled with our visitors and created quite a number of surprise moments in our living room, in the Trabi or the prison cell! Many guests recognized the characters back from their childhood and gladly used the chance to take a photo or a little chat.
As every year, the Long Night of Museums was a great experience for the DDR Museum. Many smiling faces, interesting conversations as well as 2875 satisfied guests inspired us for the next event. Stay curious about the DDR Museum’s plans for the Long Night of Museums 2016!