22 Oct 2013 by Admin
In the supermarkets in Germany today you can find some products which look a little bit “retro”, a little bit out of another time. Maybe you’ve seen the Club Cola, the Vita Cola or the Kathi cake mix. These are products which were produced in the former GDR and which were by 1991 returning to the shop shelfs in Germany.
17 Oct 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
I can remember rightly how I began before some years with a Facebook Page of the DDR Museum. How I was pleased about every single follower ...100 ... 200 ...1000 ...2000 and now there are already more than 11.600!
8 Oct 2013 by Admin
In his book "The Berlin Wall. Division of a City" Thomas Flemming pays attention to the history of the Wall through Berlin. In eight chapters he describes the life of the people in East and West Berlin with the Wall, he explains from escape operations, protests against the Wall and last but not least from the Fall of the Wall and from the things which were left over of this sign of the SED dictatorship.
4 Oct 2013 by Admin
The in the GDR widespread MIFA folding bikes were often targets of ridicule and a lot of people didn't take them seriously. "You sit on it looking like a real fool" was a common opinion about the driving comfort of the little bikes from Sangerhausen. That the folding bikes weren't really popular in the years after the Wende, you could see on the East German roadsides: countless bikes landed on the skip. Often they were brand-new...But, these times seem to be over. In the meanwhile the folding bike becomes a cult object, especially young persons and hipster in the cities like the bikes.
2 Oct 2013 by Michael Geithner
My name is Michael Geithner; I was born in 1985 in a comfy village near Zwickau. For a short while I can call me the social media manager of the DDR Museum, because in the last years the extent of activities on the social platforms rose in a way that I can in addition support the work in this field.
2 Oct 2013 by Sören Marotz
Many years Katrin Strohl worked successfully for the DDR Museum as the Head of Collection. After she devotes herself now to her young family, we could win Sören Marotz as her successor for the management of the collection. He will continue the previous work in proven manner and will place new impulses.
2 Oct 2013 by Admin
The 7th October 1989 was an important turning point in the history of the Peaceful Revolution in the GDR. At the GDR national day there were a lot of people on the streets, not only for celebrating the SED regime but also for demonstrating against it.
2 Oct 2013 by Admin
Dear guests of the DDR Museum, my name is Valerie Holbein, I'm the new apprentice of the DDR Museum. I make an apprenticeship as a Tourism and leisure agent and I'm jointly responsible for the Visitor Relations. I deal with inquiries for guided tours and reservations, answer questions of our guests and I take care that our guests have a successful visit in our museum.
2 Oct 2013 by Dr. Stefan Wolle
Even the first test was successful. My "Big Plan" is sold in the station bookstore on Alexanderplatz. Brightly colored and sealed properly. It is the third book of a GDR trilogy, which you can buy individually or as a set. Since 20years, the writing of these books has kept me in suspense.
24 Jul 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Because of being one of the most interactive museums in the world, our visitors will find a variety of interactive games inside of exhibition. In the future I would like to introduce one of them at irregular intervals. Until now, I never had the time to play all the games! This is why I am looking forward to try out the games unhasty.
22 Jul 2013 by Martin Klötzke
Since June 21, 2013 we are selling tickets for the DDR Museum also at about 700 stationary ticket vending machines as well as at personnel staffed sales systems in approximately 350 BVG-owned point of sales.
13 Jun 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
"Tunnel 57" is newly published in May and since a few days you can buy the comic in our shop. Since I find history and entertainment a very exciting combination, I immediately wanted to take a look at our new arrival.
10 Jun 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Last Friday I was invited to the premiere of the play "Haunting under the Ferris Wheel", which we are sponsoring this year. Venue is the Spreepark Plänterwald, which lies waste these days and is no longer used as an amusement park. Nevertheless, there are still old rides, houses and figures that are slowly reclaimed by nature.
4 Apr 2013 by Admin
Last week the Berliner Kurier visited us. They were especially interested in the Trabi that you can find in the first part of the permanent exhibition. Every day, several visitors bustle at the Trabi because they want to take a closer look at it.
19 Mar 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Already shortly before 6pm, the first visitors waited impatiently with their tickets of the Lange Nacht der Museen ("Long Night of the Museums"). I can understand that - everyone who wants to visit several museums that night, has a tight schedule!
22 Jan 2013 by Admin
Again and again, we are pleased about the feedback from teachers and pupils, lecturers and students regarding their visit to the DDR Museum. Whether it's a compliment or critisicm, questions or suggestions, suggested improvement... Or just a "thank you" for providing the people, who want to equip others with knowledge, a medium with a sometimes playful nature that facilitates giving even students unwilling to learn an understanding of the topic.
9 Jan 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The second day of the refurbishments has begun. Overnight, a lot has happened, for instance the furniture from the till area has gone and many things are now covered for protection.