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Retrospect

The DDR Museum celebrates

15 Jul 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
It is five years ago, that we opened the DDR Museum. Since then, a lot happened: We had more that 1.7 million visitors, we enlarged the exhibition in October and we opened the restaurant Domklause with original dishes from the German Democratic Republic.
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Exhibition

A lot of Drawers were modified!

16 Jun 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
During two nights, we modified some drawers inside the old exhibition. It took 10 Peole and a lot of hours to achieve what we set out to do. This was hard work, and we would like to thank all involved!
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Event

The Pictures of the Honecker Lawsuit

8 Jun 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Marina Prüfer was the court sketch artist of the Honecker lawsuit. Yesterday, she presented her artworks for the first time to the public. She talked about her own experiences in the German Democratic Republic and her escape, which she proceeded with her son, from the socialistic dictatorship to Switzerland. After the changes in 1989, she aplied as a court sketch artist for the Honecker lawsuit.
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VIP

The Actress Katrin Sass and the Presenter Madeleine Wehle Visited the DDR Museum

16 May 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
For the television show "Ein Wochenende mit..." (A Weekend with...) Madeleine Wehle (on the right) spent some days with the famous actress Katrin Sass (on the left) in Berlin. Last Friday, they visited the DDR Museum and our restaurant "Domklause". On the terrace they had a place in the sunshine and they tried the "Kapernkochklopse" (Dumplings like those made in Königsberg served on rice with caper sauce) and the "Jägerschnitzel on spiral pasta".
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VIP

Culture State Minister visited the DDR Museum

6 May 2011 by Admin
Yesterday, Culture state minister Bern Neumann visited the DDR Museum. He took a tour through the exhibition with the director, Mr. Robert Rückel (on the left) and the historian in chief, Dr. Stefan Wolle (on the right).
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Review

The Berlin Wall. Monument of the Cold War

7 Apr 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today, I would like to recommend you a very interesting book in German and English about the Berlin Wall with a lot of pictures inside. It is written by Hans-Hermann Hertle and has the following chapters:
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Tip

A Brief Overview of the History of the German Democratic Republic...

6 Apr 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
This overview offers wikipedia. It will give you a first impression of the history of this socialistic dictatorship. I strongly recommand you to look for more literature, if you like to be well informed.
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Review portals

Have you been to the DDR Museum? Please tell us your opinion!

29 Mar 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
If you already have been to the DDR Museum, we would like to ask you for your opinion. There are several possibilities, to tell us and the people around the world about your experiences inside the DDR Museum.
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Tip

Movies and Books about the German Democratic Republic

21 Feb 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
It isn`t that easy to find an interesting documentary, movie or book about the German Democrativ Republic in English. Therefore I would like to recommand you two english movies about the live in the GDR.
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Event

The 28th Long Night of the Museums: We had 4849 visitors in 8 hours!

31 Jan 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The Long Night of the Museums started at 6 pm. During the eight hours, we had 4849 visitors! We are very happy about that, even if we did not hold our record of nearly 6000 visitors in 8 hours. We do not need to be sad, because there are always less visitors in winter.
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Retrospect

439.915 visitors in 2010!

17 Jan 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
2010 was a very successful year for the DDR Museum: We doubled the exhibition space, opened a new restaurant and had 10 percent more visitors than in 2009! Now, we look forward to 2011 :)
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Press

Greg Gutfeld, the host of “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” visited the DDR Museum

3 Dec 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Greg Gutfeld is a well known host of the TV show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. He visited Berlin over Thanksgiving and calles the DDR Museum in his blog and in his show "the high point" of his visit. If you like, you can read it for yourself here...
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Christmas

The Advent season beginns: We present our "Christmas Table"

24 Nov 2010 by Admin
In four weeks, it is Christmas! In time to the first advent and our anticipation, two colleagues of mine designed the christmas table for our museum shop.
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Press

GDR Commercials for You

18 Nov 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
I found some GDR commercials. Probably you won`t understand what they are saying. Nevertheless I think that they could be interesting for you.
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Tip

Since yesterday, Berlin has a new place of remembrance: The "Platz des 9. November 1989"

10 Nov 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Yesterday was the 21st jubilee of the fall of the Wall in 1989. Im my opinion, it was high time for a special place in Berlin, which has a name like "Platz des 9. November 1989". This day was so important for so many people in Germany and it changed so many lives!
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Press

The Goethe-Institut in New York published a video: You will find the DDR Museum in the video, too!

20 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The Goethe-Institut in New York organises a contest for schools in the U.S. and in Canada. This contest is based on a video about Germany 20 years after the reunification. It is in English or in French and you will see the DDR Museum and a short interview with the director Robert Rückel in the video.
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Team

The team celebrated the opening, too!

14 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Of course, the opening involved hard work for the team. Nevertheless, we all celebrated the opening of the new part of the exhibition. Therefore I would like to show you some pictures of us!
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News

We opened the new exhibition and the new restaurant Domklause

12 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The last few days were turbulent! The daily routine was influenced by working on the exhibition, press events, preparations for the opening celebration, the opening party itself, excitement and unrest. Slowly, the calm comes back...
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News

New pictures and very important news...

27 Sep 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
It gets more and more difficult to find pictures, which do not give to much away. But I have good news for you: The DDR Museum opens it`s new exhibition space on the 10th of October! After 10 am, you have the chance to get a picture of the exhibition yourself. :)
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