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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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Review

„The Burning Wall“

22 May 2012 by Admin
This clutching film deals with the formation and development of dissident groups in the GDR between 1949 until 1989.It is a documentary that shows the historical and social conditions of the political system in the GDR and how this social reality left a mark on the citizens.
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Fair

The DDR Museum at the ITB!

9 Mar 2012 by Admin
From tomorrow, you will get the opportunity to pop in at our exhibition stand in hall 12.101 at the ITB!After my colleague Mr. Klötzke and I had driven to the fairground in our "small runabout" with our flyers, pieces of information, biros, postcards, bags etc. on Tuesday and had stored everything away, my colleagues including me are featured on the Berlin Stars exhibition stand since Wednesday.
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News

Today, we welcomed our 2.000.000th visitor!

28 Feb 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Yes, we were a littlebit excited: We waited for the 2.000.000th visitor for some days, but this morning we knew: He or she will come today!
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Fair

Our Saturday at the Pow Wow

7 Feb 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The day started early for Miss Wrusch and me on Saturday. At 8.45am we were at our exhibition stand already to make the last preparations.
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Event

Long Night of the Museums – Winter wonderland and feel-good atmosphere

3 Feb 2012 by Admin
Last Saturday, the 30th Lange Nacht der Museen („Long Night of the Museums") took place. In spite of freezing temperatures and onset of winter we opened our museum until 2.00am again this year. Many night owls who are interested in culture took the opportunity to visit the Berlin museums at a late hour and to get an impression of how the different institutions presented themselves.
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Press

An article about the DDR Museum

2 Feb 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Maybe you already know: You can follow the DDR Museum on Twitter. There, you have the opportunity to directly get in touch with the director!
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Restaurant

Home-made apple strudel at the Domklause

11 Jan 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Sometimes, we in the office are very lucky to taste new dishes from the GDR restaurant Domklause. When the restaurant manager mentioned that there's gonna be home-made apple strudel tomorrow, there was great professional interest. ;)
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Holidays

Merry Christmas

23 Dec 2011 by Admin
Dear guests, dear friends, dear colleagues, the year 2011 draws to a close and Christmas is just around the corner.
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