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Exhibition

Simson KR 51/1 “Schwalbe” (“Swallow”)

17 Dec 2013 by Sören Marotz
Now he is finally here, our Simson KR (KleinRoller=small scooter) 51/1 “Schwalbe” (“Swallow”), Year 1979. Actually he is a “she”: the “Schwalbe” (“Swallow”), because nobody used the designation Simson KR 51/1. For a long time she stands with a structurally identical sister in our museum depot in order to make her way in the exhibition in the Christmas season.
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Restaurant

Offers for school classes in the Domklause

14 Nov 2013 by Janine Henschel
Often the budget for class outings is low, because of that we developed some time ago special group offers for the DDR-Restaurant Domklause, which is directly beside the museum.
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Team

The favorite objects of Janine Henschel

31 Oct 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The question of Ms. Henschels’ favorite object leaded to a surprisinganswer. I expected one of the big highlights of our exhibition: Maybe the fog screen, the Journal of hunting or one of the interactive games. But no, the answer was easier and because of that much more interesting.
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Competition

The winner of our competition to the 10.000th follower on Facebook

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!
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Team

The DDR Museum presents its new social media manager

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.
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Collection

New Head of Collection

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.
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Team

The new apprentice of the DDR Museum introduces herself

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.
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Review

The GDR Trilogy by Stefan Wolle is Now Completed!

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.
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Competition

10.000 Likes on Facebook - You can win!

2 Oct 2013 by Admin
Just now we exceeded the magical line of 10.000 Likes on Facebook. We're happy about 10.000 people supporting the DDR Museum and following us online. We're grateful and overwhelmed - a good chance for us to throw out a very special give away.
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Competition

#ddrmuseum - Instagram Photo Competition

30 Jul 2013 by Michael Geithner
The DDR Museum recently joined Instagram and many people already used the app to post exciting, beautiful and interesting fotos of the museum and it's exhibits.
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Exhibition

“Overtake Without Catching Up”

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.
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News

We Sell Tickets at BVG (Public Transport) Ticket Machines!

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.
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Restaurant

The asparagus season has started!

30 Apr 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The sun is shining, spring has begun in Berlin - the perfect time to visit the GDR restaurant Domklause and sit on the terrace at the river Spree.
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Exhibition

Popular at all times: The Trabi!

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.
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Event

The 32nd Lange Nacht der Museen

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!
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Educational Program

The GDR guide – it can be used as a schoolbook!

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.
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News

A Trabi goes on a big trip

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.
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Retrospect

504,564 people visited the DDR Museum in 2012

7 Jan 2013 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Since the opening of our museum in Summer 2006, we have been counting our visitors and the number of visitors has increased every year!
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News

The new program of events has been published today!

17 Dec 2012 by Admin
Maybe some of you know it already: the programme of events of the DDR Museum is published every three months. Today, the new events for January until March have been published.
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