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Retrospect

The DDR Museum was the 5th most visited museum in Berlin in 2011!

11 Dec 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Last Friday, the senate of Berlin published the numbers of the most visited museums and memorial places in Berlin. We have achieved to become number 5 on the list by welcoming 493,129 visitors in 2011.
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Restaurant

The new Christmas menus

10 Dec 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
We have already known it from last year and have been waiting for it: The special menu with the Christmas menus is completed and since yesterday they can be directly ordered or preordered (3 days in advance) at the GDR restaurant Domklause.
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Google Art Project

Years of Change

9 Nov 2012 by Admin
Tomorrow is the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Wall - and to coincide with that, our new "Years of Change" exhibition has gone online. Is is a "typical diary" from the time of German reunification.
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Event

"Third Generation East"

22 Oct 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
On 17 October 2012 the authors Andrea Backhaus, Anja Goernitz and Stephanie Maiwald led an event in our Visitor Centre. After a short documentary giving an introduction to the subject matter, our visiting speakers read excerpts from their recently published book, Third Generation East.
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Educational Program

Crumpled City – the „DDR Museum edition“ is now available!

13 Aug 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
„Crumpled City" ... never heard of it? I didn't know about the conception either until a few days ago. Now, that this incomparable city map lies on my desk, I am completely excited. It is a city map of Berlin which isn't printed on traditional paper, but on a sort of "paper foil". This foil has specific characteristics - and one of the most important features is that you can crumple it without quality loss!
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Event

„Fritz the tractor driver“ at the Domklause

9 Aug 2012 by Admin
For those who follow our programme of events regularly, will certainly have known about yesterday's event at the GDR restaurant Domklause: the audience enjoyed the great performance "Between Jägerschnitzel and Schlagersüßtafel".
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Retrospect

The DDR Museum’s birthday!

19 Jul 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Exactly six years and four days ago the DDR Museum opened! This might not be such a long time for a museum but since I am one of the very first employees at the museum, this is an opportunity to look back at my personal highlights.
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Warning

Annoyance with beggars

11 Jun 2012 by Admin
Dear visitors of the DDR Museum, dear guests of the GDR restaurant Domklause. Unfortunately, at the moment there are many guests in Berlin - and also in our immediate surroundings - who are addressed by beggars. They ask for money, empty bottles (deposit bottles) or cigarettes, often very pushy. More recently, the beggars also ask for donations for deaf-dumb or similar organisations with dubious donation lists whose existence must be highly doubted. The police has got those lists already and investigates. Apparently, the beggars are part of gangs.
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Fair

The DDR Museum at the ITB!

9 Mar 2012 by Admin
From tomorrow, you will get the opportunity to pop in at our exhibition stand in hall 12.101 at the ITB!After my colleague Mr. Klötzke and I had driven to the fairground in our "small runabout" with our flyers, pieces of information, biros, postcards, bags etc. on Tuesday and had stored everything away, my colleagues including me are featured on the Berlin Stars exhibition stand since Wednesday.
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News

Today, we welcomed our 2.000.000th visitor!

28 Feb 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Yes, we were a littlebit excited: We waited for the 2.000.000th visitor for some days, but this morning we knew: He or she will come today!
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Fair

Our Saturday at the Pow Wow

7 Feb 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The day started early for Miss Wrusch and me on Saturday. At 8.45am we were at our exhibition stand already to make the last preparations.
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Event

Long Night of the Museums – Winter wonderland and feel-good atmosphere

3 Feb 2012 by Admin
Last Saturday, the 30th Lange Nacht der Museen („Long Night of the Museums") took place. In spite of freezing temperatures and onset of winter we opened our museum until 2.00am again this year. Many night owls who are interested in culture took the opportunity to visit the Berlin museums at a late hour and to get an impression of how the different institutions presented themselves.
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Restaurant

Home-made apple strudel at the Domklause

11 Jan 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Sometimes, we in the office are very lucky to taste new dishes from the GDR restaurant Domklause. When the restaurant manager mentioned that there's gonna be home-made apple strudel tomorrow, there was great professional interest. ;)
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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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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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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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