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Object of the Month

Wooden Toy Truck

18 Mar 2020 by Maria Bartholomäus
The object of the month March/April 2020 is the wooden toy truck by the PGH »Friedrich Fröbel« Werdau. The wooden toy appeals by its plain and elegant design as well as its high stability and durability.
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From the Collection

Living in an Old Building – Guides for Renovating Old Buildings

25 Feb 2020 by Frank Meißner
Old buildings are highly sought after. That has not always been the case. A poor reputation and unrenovated conditions made old buildings unattractive. Diverse interior design magazines attempted to change this.
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Günter Höhne writes

DDR-Design: Stacking Chair Model 3101 and its COMEBACK

29 Oct 2019 by Admin
The journalist and expert for DDR product design, Günter Höhne, writes for the DDR Museum blog. In this article he is taking a closer look at the original stacking chair model 3101 and its COMEBACK.
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Object of the Month

Board Game »Merry Travels — Spejbl and Hurvinek«

23 Oct 2019 by Admin
The object of the month is the board game »Merry Travels — Spejbl and Hurvinek« and is based on the well-known marionettes Spejbl and Hurvinek of the Czech puppeteer Josef Skupa.
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Günter Höhne writes

DDR-Design: Cool Table Fans

19 Sep 2019 by Admin
The journalist and expert for DDR product design Günter Höhne writes for the blog DDR Museum. In this article he is taking a closer look at the design of table fans in the DDR.
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To Bake

DDR-Recipe: Pear Casserole

13 Sep 2019 by Janine Henschel
Autumn time is pear time. The delicious fruits are easy to be transformed into a pear casserole that is quickly done. A recipe for the whole family.
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Günter Höhne writes

Giftware from the Traffic Police

5 Sep 2019 by Admin
Günter Höhne recalls the traffic police, whose members were also colloquially called “white mice” and enjoyed mingling with ordinary citizens. Even with their own souvenirs and giftware.
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Object of the Month

Magazine „UdSSR im Bau“ / „Sowjetunion“

21 Aug 2019 by Admin
The object of the month August is the 1930 by Maxim Gorky established magazine “UdSSR im Bau” which, in 1950, was renamed “Sowjetunion“. Well preserved issues are rare and constitute a highly informative historical primary source.
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Günter Höhne about DDR Design

From the long becoming and the abrupt ending of the KN 501

3 Jul 2019 by Admin
The journalist and expert for DDR product design Günter Höhne writes for the blog DDR Museum. This time he is taking a closer look at the KN 501.
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The Team

Interview „10 questions to...“ Maximilian Schönbeck, apprentice at DDR Museum

20 Jun 2019 by Nic Mattick
Maximilian is part of the team at DDR Museum since January. He undergoes a two and a half year apprenticeship in the field of leisure and tourism with the focus on visitors relations. We asked Max a few questions.
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Object of the month

Fort Laramie from the VEB Holzspielwaren Steinach

14 Jun 2019 by Admin
With the Fort Laramie, children could live out their passion that arose with the film adaptation of the Karl May novels in the 60s. Hobby groups of the so-called Indianistik were officially active already from the mid-50s.
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Zero Euro Banknote in a new design

New Zero Euro Banknote for the anniversary of the Berlin Wall

29 May 2019 by Nic Mattick
The popular Zero Euro Banknote of the DDR Museum appears in its 6th edition with a design dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Wall.
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Object of the Month

Portable TV “Combi-Vision 310”

22 May 2019 by Admin
The portable television “Combi-Vision 310” wasn't the first of its kind. After the K67 never made it into large-scale production, the TV “Combi-Vision 310” filled a market gap in the DDR.
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Object of the Month

Ceramic Beer Mug – Tierpark Berlin

11 Feb 2019 by Admin
Every month we are introducing a new object of the month. The object of February is a ceramic beer mug from the Tierpark Berlin. A brief history of the Tierpark Berlin is presented by Nina Krasemann.
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Günter Höhne writes

From Duckling to Swan: „Moccadolly“

6 Feb 2019 by Admin
The journalist and expert for DDR product design Günter Höhne writes for the DDR Museum blog. This time he is taking a closer look at the DDR coffee maker “Moccadolly”.
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Günter Höhne writes

DDR Design PRAKTI Camera

23 Jan 2019 by Admin
The journalist and expert for DDR product design Günter Höhne writes for the blog DDR Museum. This time he is taking a closer look at the camera PRAKTI from 1960 which was produced in Dresden.
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From the Museum

An Intern's introduction and report on her Internship

26 Nov 2018 by Praktikant
My Name is Brianna Selph. I'm from the USA, love German culture and, since September, an at the DDR Museum.
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Object of the month November 2018

Leather suitcase with stickers

1 Nov 2018 by Admin
Every month, we are showing one very special piece from our collection. Our object of the month November 2018 is a suitcase decorated with a total of 61 stickers from different travel destinations. What might be the story its telling?
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News

#MuseumWeek: A Week for Museums on Twitter

8 May 2018 by Admin
For seven days, thousands of cultural institutions around the world shared impressions from their daily life. During this week, the DDR Museum reached more than 3.1 million people with its tweets (translated by Elizabeth Moye).
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History of Music

Wittstock instead of Woodstock - Blues in the DDR

24 Apr 2018 by Sören Marotz
They call themselves Kunden (“customers”), Trampers (“hitchhikers”), or Bluesers (“bluesmen”), wear long hair and beards, Jesus sandals, jeans and parkas. On the weekends they are always on the move, celebrating their dropping out of society in remote village halls, occupy the carnival festivities in Thuringia’s Wasungen, and pass along bottles of red wine during Eastberlin’s blues fairs.
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