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Restaurant

The asparagus season has started!

30 Apr 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The sun is shining, spring has begun in Berlin - the perfect time to visit the GDR restaurant Domklause and sit on the terrace at the river Spree.
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Exhibition

Popular at all times: The Trabi!

4 Apr 2013 by Admin
Last week the Berliner Kurier visited us. They were especially interested in the Trabi that you can find in the first part of the permanent exhibition. Every day, several visitors bustle at the Trabi because they want to take a closer look at it.
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Event

The 32nd Lange Nacht der Museen

19 Mar 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Already shortly before 6pm, the first visitors waited impatiently with their tickets of the Lange Nacht der Museen ("Long Night of the Museums"). I can understand that - everyone who wants to visit several museums that night, has a tight schedule!
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Educational Program

The GDR guide – it can be used as a schoolbook!

22 Jan 2013 by Admin
Again and again, we are pleased about the feedback from teachers and pupils, lecturers and students regarding their visit to the DDR Museum. Whether it's a compliment or critisicm, questions or suggestions, suggested improvement... Or just a "thank you" for providing the people, who want to equip others with knowledge, a medium with a sometimes playful nature that facilitates giving even students unwilling to learn an understanding of the topic.
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News

A Trabi goes on a big trip

9 Jan 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The second day of the refurbishments has begun. Overnight, a lot has happened, for instance the furniture from the till area has gone and many things are now covered for protection.
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Retrospect

504,564 people visited the DDR Museum in 2012

7 Jan 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Since the opening of our museum in Summer 2006, we have been counting our visitors and the number of visitors has increased every year!
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News

The new program of events has been published today!

17 Dec 2012 by Admin
Maybe some of you know it already: the programme of events of the DDR Museum is published every three months. Today, the new events for January until March have been published.
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Retrospect

The DDR Museum was the 5th most visited museum in Berlin in 2011!

11 Dec 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Last Friday, the senate of Berlin published the numbers of the most visited museums and memorial places in Berlin. We have achieved to become number 5 on the list by welcoming 493,129 visitors in 2011.
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Restaurant

The new Christmas menus

10 Dec 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
We have already known it from last year and have been waiting for it: The special menu with the Christmas menus is completed and since yesterday they can be directly ordered or preordered (3 days in advance) at the GDR restaurant Domklause.
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Google Art Project

Years of Change

9 Nov 2012 by Admin
Tomorrow is the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Wall - and to coincide with that, our new "Years of Change" exhibition has gone online. Is is a "typical diary" from the time of German reunification.
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Event

"Third Generation East"

22 Oct 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
On 17 October 2012 the authors Andrea Backhaus, Anja Goernitz and Stephanie Maiwald led an event in our Visitor Centre. After a short documentary giving an introduction to the subject matter, our visiting speakers read excerpts from their recently published book, Third Generation East.
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Tip

„We are the people“

18 Oct 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
In less than four weeks it is the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Not much time is left for everyone who is planning a special campaign or event in remembrance of the peaceful revolution and the happenings of 1989, the crunch mode of the preparation has begun so to say.
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Collection

A Donation from the Australian Embassy

25 Sep 2012 by Admin
A few days ago, the collection of the DDR Museum has been enriched with two "treasures"!
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Collection

Sunday trip with heavy consequences :)

14 Aug 2012 by Admin
1330 kg, 2 cylinders, 2 HP and a maximum speed of 15 km/h - this is some basic information about our newly acquired "RS 08"!
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Educational Program

Crumpled City – the „DDR Museum edition“ is now available!

13 Aug 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
„Crumpled City" ... never heard of it? I didn't know about the conception either until a few days ago. Now, that this incomparable city map lies on my desk, I am completely excited. It is a city map of Berlin which isn't printed on traditional paper, but on a sort of "paper foil". This foil has specific characteristics - and one of the most important features is that you can crumple it without quality loss!
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Event

„Fritz the tractor driver“ at the Domklause

9 Aug 2012 by Admin
For those who follow our programme of events regularly, will certainly have known about yesterday's event at the GDR restaurant Domklause: the audience enjoyed the great performance "Between Jägerschnitzel and Schlagersüßtafel".
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Retrospect

The DDR Museum’s birthday!

19 Jul 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Exactly six years and four days ago the DDR Museum opened! This might not be such a long time for a museum but since I am one of the very first employees at the museum, this is an opportunity to look back at my personal highlights.
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Review

Berlin Wall Art

13 Jul 2012 by Admin
The other day, I found an interesting book in our special library at the visitor centre. It attracted my attention because of its colourful cover with the title "Berlin Wall Art".So I browsed through the book a bit and decided to write a blog entry about it.
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Warning

Annoyance with beggars

11 Jun 2012 by Admin
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.
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