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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 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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Event

The 28th Long Night of the Museums: We had 4849 visitors in 8 hours!

31 Jan 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The Long Night of the Museums started at 6 pm. During the eight hours, we had 4849 visitors! We are very happy about that, even if we did not hold our record of nearly 6000 visitors in 8 hours. We do not need to be sad, because there are always less visitors in winter.
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Retrospect

439.915 visitors in 2010!

17 Jan 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
2010 was a very successful year for the DDR Museum: We doubled the exhibition space, opened a new restaurant and had 10 percent more visitors than in 2009! Now, we look forward to 2011 :)
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Press

Greg Gutfeld, the host of “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” visited the DDR Museum

3 Dec 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Greg Gutfeld is a well known host of the TV show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. He visited Berlin over Thanksgiving and calles the DDR Museum in his blog and in his show "the high point" of his visit. If you like, you can read it for yourself here...
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Christmas

The Advent season beginns: We present our "Christmas Table"

24 Nov 2010 by Admin
In four weeks, it is Christmas! In time to the first advent and our anticipation, two colleagues of mine designed the christmas table for our museum shop.
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Team

The team celebrated the opening, too!

14 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Of course, the opening involved hard work for the team. Nevertheless, we all celebrated the opening of the new part of the exhibition. Therefore I would like to show you some pictures of us!
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News

We opened the new exhibition and the new restaurant Domklause

12 Oct 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The last few days were turbulent! The daily routine was influenced by working on the exhibition, press events, preparations for the opening celebration, the opening party itself, excitement and unrest. Slowly, the calm comes back...
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News

New pictures and very important news...

27 Sep 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
It gets more and more difficult to find pictures, which do not give to much away. But I have good news for you: The DDR Museum opens it`s new exhibition space on the 10th of October! After 10 am, you have the chance to get a picture of the exhibition yourself. :)
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News

Step by step…

10 Sep 2010 by Admin
...we are getting closer to the opening of the new exhibition and restaurant space.
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Event

Culture meets Cocktails - The "Lange Nacht der Museen"

27 Aug 2010 by Admin
A truly indispensable item on the agenda of the Berliner Kultursommer is imminent: The 27th Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums).
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Eshibition

We proudly present: Our new Bookcase!

26 Aug 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Because of our visitors suggestions, we built a new bookcase for our theme area "Culture". Inside, the visitor finds interesting or popular GDR literature. Of course, you are allowed to touch or read the books.
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