Blog

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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Review

„Generation Wall“

8 Dec 2011 by Admin
Mark Scheppert began writing his stories in 2008 and he intended to write something new and unique about the GDR representative for his generation and not existing so far. Now he published the e-book "Generation Wall".
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Award

We are nominated for the „European Museum of the Year Award“!

8 Dec 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today started with good news! The DDR Museum with its second permanent exhibition is nominated again for the "European Museum of the Year Award" and of course, the joy is great! This nomination is a particular praise to all of us who worked so hard last year to implement the extension of the DDR Museum and the new permanent exhibition's concept.
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Exhibition

Christmas at the DDR Museum!

1 Dec 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Meanwhile, we have also arrived at Advent season. It has become ourtradition at Christmas time to equip a showcase anew and have our own Christmas tree in the exhibition!
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Restaurant

News from the Domklause

24 Nov 2011 by Admin
Not long now!Christmas is just around the corner and the Domklause team prepares for it.What exactly does that look like? Of course, the visitors will be provided with special meals during Christmas time, the chefs of the restaurant have come up with all kinds of treats.Starting on the 1st Advent - which will be on the next weekend already, by the way - the Christmas menues will be ready to be relished at the Domklause.
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Fair

The DDR Museum at the Reisemesse Potsdam

15 Nov 2011 by Admin
Everyone who visited the Reisemesse Potsdam (travel fair) at the Metropolis Hall next to Filmpark Babelsberg last weekend, will surely have discovered our stand. For all those who were not there, we have a little report about the travel fair:
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Collection

An Excursion to the Archive

20 Sep 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Here in the DDR Museum are many workplaces. Mine (the office), the till, the DDR-Restaurant Domklause, the exhibition... and one that I mostly don't keep in mind: The archive.
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Youtube

The first self-produced video of the DDR Museum!

7 Sep 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
I absolutely don't have any qualifications in shooting videos. I don't haveany experiences with cameras, directing, I cannot cut... nothing at all!! This is why this video is a premiere and realization of a spontaneous, partly crazy idea. And yes - I am a bit nervous if the viewers will like it.
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Event

Long Night of the Museums: Lipsi, GDR-Cocktails and lots of music!

26 Aug 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Tomorrow evening Die Lange Nacht der Museen ("The Long Night of the Museums") starts at 6 pm. Until 2 am it will be absolutely busting at the museum. Surely, we always have many visitors but Die Lange Nacht der Museen is always something very special for everyone.
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Event

MEET Berlin - Events at the DDR Museum

19 Aug 2011 by Admin
Yesterday was a very special day for us: In the course of the event MEET Berlin we welcomed event managers, organization professionals and travel agencies from all over Germany. They had the opportunity to learn about the DDR Museum as an event location and find out more about the services we offer.
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Fair

Report from the info-mile of contemporary history

16 Aug 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The central ceremonies in remembrance of the Wall's victims and theconstruction of the Wall on the 13th August 1961 took place at the Wall'smemorial place Bernauer Straße in Berlin. There was also a so-called"Info-mile of contemporary history" where many institutions of historicalreprocessing introduced themselves. The visitors were invited to strollaround the place and to catch up at different information booths.
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Team

The Team Grows: We Have a New Trainee!

1 Aug 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The new trainee, Ms Wrusch will support my colleague Ms Henschel in the Visitor Relations Department. As a future "Kauffrau für Freizeit und Tourismus" (Tourism and Leisure Agent), she will get to know all of our Departments during the next years.
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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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