Special exhibition »The DDR's Final Year – Start into the Uncertain«

»The DDR's Final Year – Start into the Uncertain«

DDR Museum opens new special exhibition

Berlin, November 14, 2019 – The small exhibition »The DDR's Final Year – Start into the Uncertain« looks at the period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to reunification. Political, economic, social and cultural developments are symbolically shown in 26 wall display cases. The special exhibition will be on display in the foyer of the DDR Museum between November 28, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Admission to the special exhibition is free of charge.

When the Wall fell on November 9, 1989, the last and most important year of the DDR began. For the first time everything was up for grabs: social order, integration into the Eastern bloc and statehood. The special exhibition therefore focuses on the eventful period between November 9, 1989 and October 3, 1990, the day of German unification. The political and economic developments on the way to reunification, special events, new freedom as well as commonalities and challenges in the coming together of the two German states are discussed.

»Many of the changes in this last year of the DDR affected people personally. Some saw the end of the DDR as the failure of an utopia and saw their previous life's achievement questioned. For others, it was the start to new horizons,«, says Sören Marotz, who curated the special exhibition together with Dr. Stefan Wolle.

The Facts

Title: »The DDR's Final Year – Start into the Uncertain« with exhibits in 26 wall showcases

Duration: November 28, 2019 to August 31, 2020

Venue: Foyer of the DDR Museum, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 10178 Berlin

Curators: Sören Marotz, Head of Exhibiton of the DDR Museum, and Dr. Stefan Wolle, Scientific Director of the DDR Museum

Texts: German and English

Admission: visit of the special exhibition in the foyer free of charge


If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Jasmin Lemke, the spokeswoman of the DDR Museum, at +49 30 847 123 747 or presse@ddr-museum.de. For reprinting and / or citation, we look forward to a brief information.