Blog

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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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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An interesting article about former GDR civil-rights activists

21 Sep 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today, I would like to recommend you an article, published on the website of the Deutsche Welle, the German international broadcaster. You get informed about the fact, that only few of the inportant former GDR civil-rights activists and dissidents are in the German parliament ("Bundestag") nowadays.
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News

Step by step…

10 Sep 2010 by Admin
...we are getting closer to the opening of the new exhibition and restaurant space.
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Eshibition

We proudly present: Our new Bookcase!

26 Aug 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Because of our visitors suggestions, we built a new bookcase for our theme area "Culture". Inside, the visitor finds interesting or popular GDR literature. Of course, you are allowed to touch or read the books.
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News

Our new Volvo arrived yesterday!

12 Aug 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
I would like to show you some pictures of our new Volvo! It was a state carriage in the GDR and was restored during the last months. It will be an exhibit in our new exhibition and like the Trabi, the visitors are allowed to touch it and to get in.
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Review

Mary Fulbrook`s new book: The People’s State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker

6 Aug 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today, I would like to recommand you an interesting review of a book by Mary Fulbrook. The author of the review, Neil Davenport, read the book and tells us, what he thinks about it. 
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Exhibition

My first visit of the future exhibition space!

27 Jul 2010 by Admin
Today I had the first possibility to see the future exhibition and restaurant space, after my stay abroad.
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I would like to show you the logo of our new restaurant "Domklause"!

22 Jul 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
This is our logo for the DDR Restaurant Domklause!
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Exhibition

New pictures of our site!

19 Jul 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
A new wall is build, another one is torn down. A visitor would see a lot of building site rubble and stones and to walk around could be dangerous. Nevertheless, I took some pictures for you, to keep you up to date.
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Exhibition

A first visit on our construction site: EXCITING !

9 Jul 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The construction work started some days ago. Beginning from today, I will visit the construction site everyday. I will take pictures of everything, the changes, the details, the restaurant, the shop and so forth...
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Tip

German History in Documents and Images: A fantastic project!

2 Jul 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The German History in Documents and Images is a collection of historical materials, which document German history from the beginning of the early modern period to the present. On the website, you will find important German pictures and documents, mostly translated into English!
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Restaurant

Which dishes should be on the menu of our new restaurant Domklause?

30 Jun 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The DDR Museum is asking for you help: Which typical GDR dish should not be forgotten on the restaurants menu? Please send us your ideas, proposals and suggestions to post@ddr-museum.de!
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Tip

German History for "Deutschlerner"

22 Jun 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Do you speak German? A little bit? Do you like to learn German and are you interested in German History? Then I found a very interesting website for you!
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Tip

A nice collection of articles in English on Spiegel ONLINE international

16 Jun 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
I would like to recommend you a selection of articles, backround features and opinions about the German Democratic Republic.
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